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  Antwerp, city, Belgium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The city is linked with industrial E Belgium (especially Liège) by the Albert Canal and has a large transit trade to and from Germany (especially the Ruhr district).
Antwerp was held (13th to mid-14th cent.) by Brabant and then became an early seat of the counts of Flanders.
The city’s prosperity suffered in 1576, when it was sacked and about 6,000 of its inhabitants killed by Spanish troops (the “Spanish fury”), and again in 1584–85, when the city was captured by the Spanish under Alessandro of Farnese after a 14-month siege.
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  Antwerp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen, French: Anvers, Spanish: Amberes) is a city and a municipality in the province of Antwerp (and its capital), in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium.
Antwerp is one of the three primary centers of the global diamond industry (along with New York City's "diamond district", and South Africa).
Antwerp's banking was assumed for a generation by Genoa and its mercantile supremacy passed to Amsterdam.
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 AllRefer.com - Antwerp, city, Belgium (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The city is linked with industrial E Belgium (especially LiEge) by the Albert Canal and has a large transit trade to and from Germany (especially the Ruhr district).
In addition, the city is a major international center of the diamond industry, has large shipyards, and is the seat of the world's first stock exchange (founded 1460).
Christophe Plantin made (16th cent.) the city a center of printing; his house is a museum.
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 The Jewish Community of Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp (Antwerpen, in Dutch, Anvers, in French), the second largest city of Belgium and the capital of the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders and a major port and industrial center, is the home of the second largest Jewish community of Belgium and one of the most observant Jewish communities in Western Europe.
Antwerp was recaptured by the Spanish troops in 1585 who then introduced an intolerant policy favoring the Roman Catholic Church with the effect that the Protestant inhabitants of Antwerp and probably most of the crypto-Jews fled to the Northern Provinces and particularly to Amsterdam.
Antwerp is also the home of a new Hasidic group that was formed after WW2 by the followers of Rabbi Yitzhok Gvirzman (1881-1976), also known as Reb Itzikel (or Yitzkel), a Galician-born descendant of the Pshevorsker dynasty of rabbis, who immigrated to Antwerp in the 1950's.
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 Exhibition and Catalogue
Antwerp, on the river Scheldt, is a port city and the most important city of Flanders and Belgium in economic terms.
Antwerp and its districts have a surface area of 22,076 ha and the population is approximately 450.000 inhabitants.
The City of Antwerp’s aim is to have the projects ensuing here from function as the neighbourhood’s driving force; they have to fuel private initiatives.
www.acturban.org /biennial/ElectronicCatalogue/Antwerp/antwerp_conic.htm   (1390 words)

 V2ROCKET.COM - Antwerp - City of Sudden Death
The historic city of Antwerp lies 80 Km from the North Sea on the Scheldt River.
He remembers the V-weapons bearing down on the city as the symbol of the city, the bronze statue of mythical hero Brabo, held vigil in the old city center as the terror rained from the sky.
As the V-weapon attacks on Antwerp came to an end and the German firing crews were forced to retreat by the advancing Allied troops, the last V-2 rocket was felt in Antwerp on March 27, landing in Mortsel killing 27 and injuring another 62 people.
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 AllRefer.com - Antwerp, city, Belgium : History (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Antwerp was a small trading center by the early 8th cent.
Antwerp was held (13th to mid-14th cent.) by Brabant and then became an early seat of the counts of Flanders.
The city's prosperity suffered in 1576, when it was sacked and about 6,000 of its inhabitants killed by Spanish troops (the "Spanish fury"), and again in 1584–85, when the city was captured by the Spanish under Alessandro of Farnese after a 14-month siege.
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 Friends - The Gaymap - Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp is connected to the industrial regions of south-east Belgium by the Albert Canal, which links it to Liège; the city also trades extensively with the Ruhr district in Germany.
Antwerp became a port of commercial importance in the 15th century, when the first European stock exchange was founded in the city, and it rapidly became one of the foremost trading and manufacturing centres in Europe.
In 1648 Antwerp suffered a further blow under the provisions of the treaty known as the Peace of Westphalia, which closed the Schelde River to navigation; it was re-opened by the French in 1795.
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In 1795 the Schelde river was reopened by the French and the city rapidly became one of the foremost trading and manufacturing centers of Europe.
The city was forced to surrender to the Spanish in 1585.
Antwerp became a port of commercial importance in the 15th century.
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 Articles - Antwerp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Antwerp is, historically, one of Belgium and the Low Countries' most important cities in terms of economy and culture.
Antwerp was the headquarters of Edward III during his early negotiations with van Artevelde, and his son Lionel, earl of Cambridge, was born there in 1338.
Antwerp had reached the lowest point of its fortunes in 1800, and its population had sunk under 40,000, when Napoleon, realizing its strategical importance, assigned two millions for the construction of two docks and a mole.
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Antwerp is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbor town.
The Antwerp Zoo is one of the oldest and most fascinating zoos in the world.
A number of Antwerp’s most important industries and artistic crafts are highlighted such as ratable and harpsichord building, the pottery and glass industries and the manufacture of art cabinets.
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 Antwerp, Belgium, Pictures
Antwerp, city in northern Belgium, administrative center of the province of Antwerpen, on the Schelde River, also called the Escaut River, near the North Sea and Brussels.
Antwerp is especially noted for such industries as diamond cutting, shipbuilding, automobile assembly, and the manufacture of metal goods, electronic equipment, chemicals, and dyes.
Perhaps the most interesting edifice in Antwerp is the Gothic-style Cathedral of Notre Dame (14th and 15th century), which is surmounted by a spire 121.9 m (400 ft) high.
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 Antwerp --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Antwerp is situated on the Schelde (Scheldt) River, about 55 miles (88 kilometres) from the North Sea.
The province of Antwerp was formerly part of the old duchy of Brabant and became part of the French province of Deux-Nèthes after the French occupation of 1795; its present...
The largest Flemish-speaking city in Belgium and the capital of Antwerp province, Antwerp is one of Europe's busiest seaports.
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In Antwerp, this trend is reflected in the immigration of Moroccan and Turkish workers.
The new Antwerp’s integration policy The agreement between the parties composing the new local coalition ("bestuurakkoord") controlling the executive body of the city of Antwerp includes a chapter on social policy in which a section is vested to the issue of migrant’s integration.
The city has for instance recently appointed a new integration civil servant ("integratie ambtenaar"), who is now responsible, together with his team ("integratiecel") for the coordination of the local policy and for ensuring a coherent follow-up of local initiatives.
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 Antwerp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On January 1st, 2004 Antwerp had a total population of 455,148 (222,395 males and 232,753 females).
The Cathedral of our Lady in the Handschoenmarkt, in the old part of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and is home to a number of triptychs by the Belgian painter, Rubens.
The city got its name from a legend surrounding a giant that lived in the river Scheldt.
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 Tourist and travel information about Antwerp(Antwerpen,Anvers)in Belgium by the Belgian Tourist Office - official ...
Antwerp and diamonds: two concepts that have been closely related for over 500 years.
Antwerp’s diamond district is located close to the Central Station and contained within an area of one square mile.
The Antwerp port, which is the second largest in Europe, is largely responsible for the city's prosperous and cosmopolitan character.
www.visitbelgium.com /antwerp.htm   (840 words)

 Antwerp city guide, Belgium - Time Out Travel
Although officially Antwerp is Belgium’s second city, its citizens view their hometown as top of the premier league and refuse to acknowledge second place status to that pretender of a capital, Brussels.
Antwerp has seen a magnificent transformation in the past 50 years, from wounded and bombed-out war victim, to the strikingly confident and beautiful city of today.
Antwerp's top restaurants, bars and cafes independently reviewed.
www.timeout.com /travel/antwerp   (154 words)

 Navigating through Treacherous Waters
On the other hand, many cities in the American continent, founded as of the sixteenth century, keep their original name in different languages, Chicago, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Acapulco are a case in point.
The main port of Belgium is Antwerpen (in Dutch) and is translated as Antwerp in English, Amberes in Spanish, and Anvers in French.
When Nueva York refers to the city, there is agreement in gender and things go smoothly; when we refer to Nueva York as an 'estado,' however, since the noun estado is masculine and the adjective Nueva is feminine, we most certainly have a problem.
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 Antwerp Breaks – Short Breaks in Antwerp by Eurostar
The city of Antwerp is the birthplace of the famous Flemish painter Pieter Paul Rubens and examples of his work are displayed in many of the museums and churches around the city including Rubens House, his former home and the Fine Arts Museum which displays the largest collection of his work.
Antwerp can also lay claim to being the centre of the world diamond trade and there are several diamond showrooms along with the famous Diamond Museum.
Antwerp city is considered to be the fashion capital of Belgium and as most of the centre is pedestrianised, shopping in the many department stores and designer boutiques is a must.
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 JobEq - Putting iWAM into practice at the City of Antwerp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With a population of 450.000, it is the largest city of Flanders.
In these times of change, the City needs to manage its human resources in a proactive manner, and needs to detect its High Potentials as early as possible, in order to deploy them in critical functions and to retain them, given the highly competitive workplace.
For this, the City of Antwerp used the iWAM tools to create 3 reference profiles, for a management position, for a position as internal consultant and for an assistant-manager position.
www.jobeq.com /iWAMcase_Antwerpen.htm   (396 words)

 Translation of Geographical Names
I have always wondered why certain cities and places are not known in their native forms in other languages, while others are.
Cities that change their names in translation are often old European towns, having been founded in antiquity or in the Middle Ages.
Furthermore, it could be expected that when translating the name of a city designated after its patron saint, all that it is needed is to translate the name of the saint; but then again, this does always not hold true.
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 Antwerp Overview | Antwerp City Guide | iExplore.com
At first glance, Belgium’s second city (after Brussels), is a relatively low-key experience with no iconic landmarks, nor any immediate associations to place it in the mainstream tourist psyche.
Antwerp has been the diamond capital of the world for centuries.
Their legacy is very much alive today, not just in the Fashion Museum, or in the famous Antwerp Fashion Academy school, but on many city streets, where it seems that every other shop window is a designer statement.
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 Antwerp travel guide - Wikitravel
Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen) [1], is a major destination of Belgium in the region of Flanders.
In the 16th century, Antwerp was one of the most important financial centres of the world, where traders from all over Europe and Asia sold and bought their goods.
Antwerp Hilton is located in the city centre, opposite the Cathedral.
wikitravel.org /en/Antwerp   (3677 words)

 CNN.com - Antwerp: City overview - Oct 4, 2006
Antwerp may not be the center of the world, but it once was.
Much of the city's wealth and status subsequently migrated north to Amsterdam during the Dutch Revolt, and in recent years even some of the docks that dominate the Scheldt waterfront have fallen silent.
Yet Antwerp has remained a node of European creativity and capitalism ever since, reinventing itself over the centuries as a Flemish cultural capital of fine arts and fashion and the epicenter of the global diamond trade.
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 destination antwerp, antwerp city guide, antwerp guide
The city is thoroughly cosmopolitan, but has its feet firmly entrenched in the past.
Antwerp today is the world’s fifth largest port and an important centre of the diamond trade.
The city’s fascination lives on… whatever it may be, the river, monuments, or its famous scion, the Flemish master Rubens… Antwerp is undoubtedly a city with a character of its own.
www.journeymart.com /Dexplorer/Europe/Belgium/Antwerp   (167 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Siege of Antwerp, 1914
Together with 80,000 garrison troops, Antwerp's ring of 48 outer and inner forts presented formidable opposition to von Kluck's German First Amy's flank.
This danger transpired into sorties conducted from the forts on 24-25 August and 9 September, designed by the Belgians to distract the Germans from their attack upon the British and French at the Battles of Mons and Charleroi.
Before this could be done however, action at the Marne distracted all German attention to their advance upon Paris, followed after the Marne action by a retreat to the Aisne.
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 Antwerp - City on the Stream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Antwerp is a cosmopolitan city and a multicultural metropolis.
Antwerp is also a city of museums and a rich cultural past.
Given that the city boasts a magnificent cathedral, a fine arts museum full of Flemish masterpieces, a maze of medieval streets in the town center, and a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene, it's amazing that Antwerp has been relatively neglected by tourists.
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 City Mayors: Antwerp City Hall
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Around 1450 the city’s population was 20,000 or so, but by the middle of the sixteenth century Antwerp was home to around 100,000 people and the largest city north of the Alps after Paris.
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 Sightseeing, tours, attractions and events - book online
Explore the vibrant city of Antwerp with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open top double-decker bus.
See the main sights of Antwerp as you hop on and hop off 7 conveniently located stops around the city.
Pre-booking your departure transfer from your Antwerp City Hotel to Brussels Zaventem Airport means ease and peace of mind.
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 Hotels in Antwerp
Modern hotel located in downtown Antwerp 100 metres from its famous diamond district and a kilometre from old city centre.
Set in the commercial district of Antwerp, the hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Renaissance architecture of the Grote Markt square.
This modern hotel is located in residential area of central Antwerp, 400 meters from Central Station and the diamond quarter.
www.expedia.co.uk /daily/hotels/Belgium/Antwerp.asp   (789 words)

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