|of these articles is concerned with the Belgian city Antwerp; for the province of the same name see province Antwerp.|
The silhouette of Antwerp of the Schelde out seen
Antwerp (German become outdated: Antorf, English. Antwerp, franz. Anvers) is the most important Port in Belgium and capital of the province Antwerp. The place is the largest municipality of the country with 457.749 inhabitants (1. January 2005) and has thus more inhabitant than the municipality Brussels. The number of inhabitants of the dye Antwerp lies howeverwith 949.000 inhabitants slightly under the number of inhabitants specified for Brussels. The municipality Antwerp consists of the districts Antwerp, Berchem, BeZaLi (Berendrecht Zandvliet Lillo), Borgerhout, Deurne, Ekeren, Hoboken, Merksem, and Wilrijk. Also thoseCity Mortsel is counted to dye Antwerp.
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the city many well-known artists brought out, among them the painters Rubens, van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, January Brueghel the Älternen and its son January Brueghel the younger one as well as thatvery important printer and publisher Christoph Plantin (17. Century), whose house is now an interesting museum. In Antwerp are numerous cultural mechanisms, for instance the opera or the carrot museum. Antwerp is well-known for its life art. By his historical port situation developeditself extraordinary metropolische versatility of the catering trade with international influences.
Particularly in the quarter of Zuid one finds culture concentrated on closest area. This Ambiente has provided for it that itself here in the meantime a rich, talentierte mode culture developed, their center the mode departmentforms for the royal academy of the beautiful arts, around which beside many writers and artists also many cosy bars settled. The parade horse of the kind Deco is doubtless the quarter of Zurenborg.
in Antwerp findsitself one of the largest Jewish municipalities of Europe. Orthodox Jews, of whom several are active in the diamond trade, control in some quarters the townscape. The city is catholic bishop seat.
economics, education and traffic
traditionalthe city is considered as most important diamonds commercial centre of the world. Beside four diamond stock exchanges it gives and a diamond museum to about 1500 diamond companies.
sons and daughters of the city
- Abraham Janssens, Netherlands painter
- Hendrik van Balen D. A., Netherlands painter flämischer origin
- Jacob Barbireau, Belgian composer
- Pieter phloem, Netherlands draughtsman,Kupferstecher and Kartograf
- Maria Belpaire, Belgian authoress
- Sarah of bedding, Belgian musician
- January fray van Bloemen, Flämi landscape painter
- Pieter van Bloemen, Flämi painter
- Daniel Bomberg, became famous Netherlands by his Offizin in
- Venice Paul Bril,Painter
- Karel De Schrijver, Belgian composer and professor
- Martin Anton Delrio, Jesuit and witch theoretician
- Angèle Durand, Belgian singer and actress
- Anthonis van Dyck, flämischer painter
- Willem Elsschot, niederländischsprachiger writer from Belgium
- Jacob van Es,flämischer painter
- Ernest van the Eyken, Belgian composer and conductor
- Georges Follman, Belgian composer and conductor
- Jacqueline Fontyn, Belgian Komponistin and Professorin
- Martine Franck, Fotografin
- January Fyt, Belgian painter
- Cornelius Galle D. J., NetherlandsKupferstecher
- Cornelius Galle D. A., Netherlands Kupferstecher
- Jef Geeraerts, Belgian crime film writer
- January Gruter, writer and Polyhistor
- fray to neck, Netherlands painter
- Jos van Immerseel, Belgian Cembalist
- Jacob Jordaens, flämischer painter
- Benjamin Katz, Belgian photographer
- Willem Kersters, Belgian composer and professor
- George Koltanowski, Belgian chess player
- Jef Maes, Belgian composer and professor
- Paul de Man, from Belgium of coming literature theoreticians, literary critics and philosopher
- Louis Marischal, Belgian composer and musician
- Eugeen a VanMieghem, painter
- Joos de Momper, Netherlands painter
- Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands geographer and Kartograf
- Johannes Adolph Overbeck, German archaeologist
- Artus Quellinus I., Netherlands sculptor
- Cyprian de roars, Netherlands composer
- frays to Snyders, flämischer painter
- Antoine Tassaert, flämischer sculptor
- Guy Thys, Belgian football coach
- January van the Hoecke, Netherlands painter
- Willy Vandersteen, flämischer Comiczeichner
- Henry van de Velde, Belgian architect and designer
- Hans Witdoeck, Netherlands Kupferstecher
The rail goods traffic of the port with the hinterland extending far over Belgium the marshalling yard Antwerp Noord , one arrange for the largest in Europe. Furthermore different branches of industry are, and in Antwerp. A. Construction of vehicles and oil industry. The Kennedy motorway tunnel connects the two Scheldeufer,in addition Antwerp has an underground.
Antwerp was mentioned 726 the first time. End of the 11. Century came Antwerp to Brabant. The city received municipal rights to 1291. 1315 became it Hanseatic city. Antwerp fell 1430 at Burgund, 1477 at having castle.
In 16. Century was the city richest commercial town of Europe. By the following conflicts between having castle and the Netherlands however the fall followed.
Since 1863 Antwerp experienced a renewed upswingas Belgian port.
the name Antwerp meant in a general manner “hand throw” and goes on the Brabo legend back (see: Brabobrunnen).
By pc. Amandus genennte Caloes should an earlierName of Antwerp been its.
objects of interest
- Grote market (market place)
- Cogels Osylei (Splendour road)
- to Centraal station (station)
- Jew quarter
- of Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal (dear woman Mrs.)
- standing (old castle, today a navigation museum)
- bird market
- carrot house (Wappervaart)
- diamond museum
Web on the left of
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- city Antwerp- Official web page
- Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal (dear woman Mrs.)
- Universiteit Antwerp (University of)
- pictures of Antwerp
coordinates: 51° 13 ′ N, 4° 24 ′ O