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ID: 7007856
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Antwerp (inhabited place)  Antwerp (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 12 50 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2139  decimal degrees
Long: 004 24 05 E  degrees minutes   Long: 4.4015  decimal degrees

Note: The city of Antwerp is located on both sides of the Schelde River on a vast alluvial plain. Known to have been inhabited since the 2d century BCE, it has been important commercial center since the 12th century. It flourished in the 15th century under Philip the Good of Burgundy, when a famous academy of painting was founded there. It is noted as one of world's major seaports. Its population by a 2003 estimate is 450,000 and it is the second largest city in Belgium.

Names:
Antwerpen (preferred,C,V,German-P,U,N)
Antwerpen (Dutch-P,U,N)
Anvers (C,V,French-P,U,N)
Antwerp (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Amberes (C,O)
Ambivaritum (H,O)
Anderpus (H,O)
Andevorpum (H,O)
Antverpia (H,O,Latin,U,N)
Antwarpia (H,O)
Antwerpha (H,O)
Antwerpia (H,O)
Antwerpis (H,O)
Antwerpium (H,O)
Antwerpo (H,O)
Atuatuca (H,O)
Handowerpia (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Belgium (nation)  ........  Belgium (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (region (administrative division))  ............  Flanders (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Antwerpen (province)  ................  Antwerpen (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Antwerp (inhabited place)  ....................  Antwerp (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brabant (historical region)  ........  Brabant (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Antwerp (inhabited place)  ............  Antwerp (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Flanders (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Flanders (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Antwerp (inhabited place)  ............  Antwerp (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  inhabited since 2nd century BCE
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
seaport (C)
commercial center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Amberes..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ambivaritum..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Anderpus..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Andevorpum..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Antverpia..........  [VP]
....................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Antwarpia..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Antwerp..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 470
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Antwerpen..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Antwerpha..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Antwerpia..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Antwerpis..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Antwerpium..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22
Antwerpo..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Anvers..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Atuatuca..........  [VP]
.................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Handowerpia..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 23
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 470
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1953257
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 22; 23
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) "Antwerp" accessed 31 July 2003

 

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