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Belgium

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Antwerp (, Antwerpen, Anvers ) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.
The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Brussels

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Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people, coming in second behind Brussels.
It is also part of a large conurbation extending towards Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Walloon Brabant, home to over 5 million people.

Antwerp (province)

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Antwerp (, Antwerpen, Anvers ) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.
Its capital is Antwerp which comprises the Port of Antwerp.

1920 Summer Olympics

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The city hosted the 1920 Summer Olympics.
The 1920 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1920; Olympische Zomerspelen van de VIIe Olympiade), officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.

List of cities in Belgium

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With a population of 520,504, it is the most populous city proper in Belgium.

Flanders

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Antwerp (, Antwerpen, Anvers ) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.
In this period, cities such as Ghent, Bruges, and later Antwerp made it one of the richest and most urbanized parts of Europe, trading, and weaving the wool of neighbouring lands into cloth for both domestic use and export.

Scheldt

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Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary.
Near Antwerp, the largest city on its banks, the Scheldt flows west into the Netherlands towards the North Sea.

Margraviate of Antwerp

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Antwerp became a margraviate in 980, by the German emperor Otto II, a border province facing the County of Flanders.
The Margraviate of Antwerp (or Mark of Antwerp) consisted since the eleventh century of the area around the cities of Antwerp and Breda.

St. Michael's Abbey, Antwerp

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In the 12th century, Norbert of Xanten established a community of his Premonstratensian canons at St. Michael's Abbey at Caloes.
St Michael's Abbey in Antwerp was a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1124 by Norbert of Xanten and laid waste during the French Revolutionary Wars.

History of the Jews in Antwerp

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Antwerp had a policy of toleration, which attracted a large crypto-Jewish community composed of migrants from Spain and Portugal.
The history of the Jews in Antwerp, Belgium goes back at least eight hundred years.

Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence

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Antwerp was also the headquarters of Edward III during his early negotiations with Jacob van Artevelde, and his son Lionel, the Duke of Clarence, was born there in 1338.
He was named for his birthplace, at Antwerp in the Duchy of Brabant.

Siege of Antwerp (1914)

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The Siege of Antwerp lasted for 11 days, but the city was taken after heavy fighting by the German Army, and the Belgians were forced to retreat westwards.
The Siege of Antwerp (Beleg van Antwerpen, Siège d'Anvers, Belagerung von Antwerpen) was an engagement between the German and the Belgian, British and French armies around the fortified city of Antwerp during World War I.

Duchy of Brabant

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After the silting-up of the Zwin and the consequent decline of Bruges, the city of Antwerp, then part of the Duchy of Brabant, grew in importance.
The four capitals were Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp and 's-Hertogenbosch.

Fall of Antwerp

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In 1585, Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, captured it after a long siege and as part of the terms of surrender its Protestant citizens were given two years to settle their affairs before quitting the city.
The city of Antwerp was the capital of the new Protestant-dominated Dutch Revolt, but was forced to surrender to the Spanish forces.

Sack of Antwerp

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Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries, both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury (1576) in the Dutch Revolt.
On 4 November 1576, mutinying Spanish tercios of the Army of Flanders began the sack of Antwerp, leading to three days of horror among the population of the city, which was the cultural, economic and financial center of the Netherlands.

Antwerp Zoo

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Antwerp Zoo (ZOO Antwerpen) is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium, located next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station.

V-1 flying bomb

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Thousands of Rheinbote, V-1 and V-2 missiles were fired (more V-2s than used on all other targets during the entire war combined), causing severe damage to the city but failed to destroy the port due to poor accuracy.
After this, the V-1s were directed at the port of Antwerp and other targets in Belgium, with 2,448 V-1s being launched.

Port of Antwerp

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The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking second in Europe and within the top 20 globally.
Antwerp stands at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt.

Wilrijk

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During the 1983 merger of municipalities, conducted by the Belgian government as an administrative simplification, the municipalities of Berchem, Borgerhout, Deurne, Ekeren, Hoboken, Merksem and Wilrijk were merged into the city.
Wilrijk (former, original spelling: Wilrijck) is a district of the municipality and city of Antwerp in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

Deurne, Belgium

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During the 1983 merger of municipalities, conducted by the Belgian government as an administrative simplification, the municipalities of Berchem, Borgerhout, Deurne, Ekeren, Hoboken, Merksem and Wilrijk were merged into the city.
Deurne is the second largest district of the municipality of Antwerp, Belgium, (right after the Antwerp town district) and has 69,408 inhabitants.

Antwerp City Hall

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The Stadhuis (City Hall) of Antwerp, Belgium, stands on the western side of Antwerp's Grote Markt (Great Market Square).

V-2 rocket

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Thousands of Rheinbote, V-1 and V-2 missiles were fired (more V-2s than used on all other targets during the entire war combined), causing severe damage to the city but failed to destroy the port due to poor accuracy.
Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets, first London and later Antwerp and Liège.

Hoboken, Antwerp

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During the 1983 merger of municipalities, conducted by the Belgian government as an administrative simplification, the municipalities of Berchem, Borgerhout, Deurne, Ekeren, Hoboken, Merksem and Wilrijk were merged into the city.
Hoboken is a southern district of the arrondissement and city of Antwerp, in the Flemish Region of Belgium.

Dutch Golden Age

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Most went to the United Provinces in the north, starting the Dutch Golden Age.
Before the Low Countries could be completely reconquered, a war between England and Spain, the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604, broke out, forcing Spanish troops to halt their advances and leaving them in control of the important trading cities of Bruges and Ghent, but without control of Antwerp, which was then arguably the most important port in the world.

Netherlands

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It is about 40 km north of Brussels, and about 15 km from the Dutch border.
In practice, this meant that Brugge and Antwerp became quasi-independent republics in their own right and would later develop into some of the most important cities and ports in Europe.