Antwerp (i/ˈæntwɜːrp/, Dutch:Antwerpen[ˈɑntʋɛrpə(n)], French:Anvers[ɑ̃vɛʁ(s)]) is a city in Belgium which is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610, it is the most populous city in Flanders.
Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people.
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. The inhabitants of Antwerp are nicknamed Sinjoren, after the Spanish honorific señor or French seigneur, "lord", referring to the Spanish noblemen who ruled the city in the 17th century.
Origin of the name
According to folklore, notably celebrated by a statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend about a giant called Antigoon who lived near the Scheldt river. He exacted a toll from passing boatmen, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually the giant was killed by a young hero named Silvius Brabo, who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutchhand werpen, akin to Old English hand and wearpan (to throw), which has evolved to today's warp.
Antwerp (Amberes in Spanish) is a novella by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. It was written in 1980 but only published in 2002, a year before the author's death. An English translation by Natasha Wimmer was published in 2010.
Considered by Bolaño's literary executor Ignacio Echevarría to be the big bang of the Bolaño universe, the loose prose-poem novel was written when Bolaño was 27. Antwerp is short and fragmentary, composed of 56 pieces (which could be seen as vignettes or sketches) with a loose narrative structure. Though there are some recurring characters and story lines, there is no central narrative. Many of the subjects dealt with become Bolaño's common material for his other works of fiction - crimes and campgrounds, drifters and poetry, sex and love, corrupt cops and misfits.
Bolaño had once stated that "The only novel that doesn't embarrass me is Antwerp.". In the introduction he wrote for the book in 2002 Bolaño claimed:
"I wrote this book for myself, and even that I can't be sure of. For a long time these were just loose pages that I reread and maybe tinkered with, convinced I had no time. But time for what? I couldn't say exactly. I wrote this book for the ghosts, who, because they're outside of time, are the only ones with time."
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Van Antwerp in particular will need extensive renovations and improvements to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems ... While district residents can no longer request an absentee ballot, they can still return the absentee ballot to secure drop boxes during business hours outside the high school entrance and district offices at Van Antwerp.
RAPAPORT... The largest rough-trading centers face a busy January as adaptations have enabled them to continue holding sales events during the pandemic. Antwerp and Dubai will host 14 rough tenders between them this month, after 2020 proved relatively strong despite the coronavirus outbreak.
The AntwerpChamber of Commerce has closed out a challenging 2020. We began by growing our membership to 45 businesses, 21 non-profits, 7 home-based businesses and 4 single chamber memberships. We grew our category for home-based businesses ... The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce continues to be committed to all the businesses in the Antwerp community.
RAPAPORT... The UK's departure from the European Union has altered the way British diamond businesses trade with important centers such as Antwerp, as well as with markets around the world ... This is especially relevant given the importance of Antwerp for the diamond industry, as well as its proximity to the UK.
The pandemic almost froze the diamond industry, putting countless businesses at risk ... With lockdowns going into effect across the world, all four Antwerp bourses closed their trading floors, as did the IDE ... The site was an initiative of De Beers’ auctions business, which sells about 10% of the miner’s production.
If the town wants to raise cash, why not ticket the dangerous overweight traffic on Van AntwerpRoad per NY StateVehicle and TrafficArticle #41 Section 1660 Subsection #17, which gives the town the right to restrict vehicles by weight on any town road with a weight limit unless such vehicle is doing business directly on that road.