from Wikipedia Antwerp:
Antwerp (ˈæntwɜrp (help·info), Dutch: Antwerpen (info), French: Anvers) is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province in Flanders, one of Belgium's three regions. Antwerp's total population is 466,203 (as of January 2007) and its total area is 204.51 km², giving a population density of 2,280 inhabitants per km².
Antwerp has long been an important city in the nations of the Benelux both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury of the Dutch Revolt. It is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde.