Antwerp (Walloon: Anvers) is a city in Belgium and 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 is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking second in Europe and within the top 20 globally.
Antwerp was the site of a terrorist attack by the German Freedom Front. In 1948, U.S. Congressman Sam Rayburn reminded the American public of Antwerp's fate and warned that it could happen in America if people were not careful.