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Antwerpen / Anvers

facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-17 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-17 map

Facts in brief:

Located on both sides of Schelde river on vast alluvial plain; has been important center since 12th cen.; flourished in 15th cen. under Philip the Good of Burgundy, when famous academy of painting was founded; noted as one of world's major seaports.

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