Antwerp (Inglis: /ˈæntwɜrp/ ( listen); Dutch: Antwerpen, [ˈɑntˌʋɛrpə(n)] ( listen); French: Anvers, [ɑ̃vɛʁs]) is a city an municipality in Belgium an the caipital o the Antwerp province in Flanders. Antwerp's total population is 472,071 (1 Januar 2008) makin it the mucklemaist municipality in Belgium an Flanders in terms o its population. Its total area is 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi), giein a population density o 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, includin the ooter commuter zone, covers an area o 1,449 km2 (559 sq mi) with a tot of 1,190,769 inhabitants as o 1 January 2008. The nickname o inhabitants o Antwerp is Sinjoren, efter the Spainyie wird señor, which means 'mister' or 'gent'. It refers tae the leadin Spaingie noble-men that ruled the city durin the 17t century.
|• Mayor (leet)||Bart De Wever (N-VA)|
|• Govrenin pairty/ies|
|• Total||204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Antwerpenaar (m) Antwerpse (f) (Dutch)|
Antwerp haes lang been an important city in the naitions o the Benelux baith economically an culturally, especially afore the Spanish Fury o the Dutch Revolt. It is locatit on the richt (eastren) bank o the river Scheldt, that is linked tae the North Sea bi the estuary Westerschelde. The city haes ane o the mucklemaist seaports in Europe.
Twin touns — sister ceetiesEedit
The follaein places are twin touns an sister ceeties tae Antwerp:
Athin the context o development cooperation, Antwerp is an aa linked tae:
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Statistics Belgium; De Belgische Stadsgewesten 2001 (pdf-file) Definitions of metropolitan areas in Belgium. The metropolitan area of Antwerp is divided into three levels. First, the central agglomeration (agglomeratie) with 715,301 inhabitants (2008-01-01). Adding the closest surroundings (banlieue) gives a total of 955,338. And, including the outer commuter zone (forensenwoonzone) the population is 1,190,769. Retrieved on 2008-10-19.
- Geert Cole; Leanne Logan, Belgium & Luxembourg p.218 Lonely Planet Publishing (2007) ISBN 1-74104-237-2
- "Barcelona internacional - Ciutats agermanades" (in Spainish). Archived frae the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 13 Julie 2009.