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Antwerp seen across the Scheldt river
Antwerp Central Station
coat of arms

Antwerpen is a port city in Antwerp province in the north of Belgium. It is at 51° 12 North, 04° 24 East.[1] In French it is called Anvers, its English name commonly is Antwerp.

It is the capital of the province with the same name.

The port is the second-largest in Europe after Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It spreads over both banks of the river Scheldt for more than 11,000 hectares. About 16,000 people work in the port. It is a centre for international drug trafficking, especially cocaine.[2]

In 2007, 466,203 people lived there.[3] The city is divided in 9 zones, called districts:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls) (dead link)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. Johnston, Ian; Dubois, Laura (2023-09-01). "Guns and grenades betray Antwerp's struggles with rising cocaine trade". Financial Times. Retrieved 2023-09-01.
  3. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls) (dead link)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.