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Antwerp
Antwerp
Antwerp
(/ˈæntwɜːrp/ ( listen), Dutch: Antwerpen [ˈɑntʋɛrpə(n)] ( listen), French: Anvers [ɑ̃vɛʁ(s)]) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders. With a population of 520,504,[2] it is the most populous city proper in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people, coming in second behind Brussels.[3][4] Antwerp
Antwerp
is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea
North Sea
by the Westerschelde estuary
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Audoin (bishop)
Audoin (AD 609 – 686; also spelled Audoen, Ouen, Owen; Latin: Audoenus; known as Dado to contemporaries)[1][2][3] was a Frankish bishop, courtier, chronicler, and Catholic saint. Audoin was both Lord Chancellor of France
France
and Référendaire of France.Contents1 Life 2 References 3 Sources 4 External linksLife[edit] Audoin came from a wealthy and noble Frankish family who held lands in the upper Seine
Seine
and Oise valleys. His father was Saint Authaire (Audecharius). Audoin was educated at the court of Chlothar II (d.629), where training both military and literary was given to young noblemen. He served Dagobert I
Dagobert I
as one of his referendaries (administrators).[4] He was part of a group of young courtiers like Saint Wandrille (bishop)Wandrille and Saint Didier of Cahors and was a close friend of Saint Eligius, whose vita he wrote
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John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley (April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877) was an American author, best known for his two popular histories The Rise of the Dutch Republic and The United Netherlands. He was also a diplomat, who helped to prevent European intervention on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War.Contents1 Biography 2 Dutch history 3 Civil War 4 Selected works 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksBiography[edit] J.L
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Low Countries
The Low Countries
Low Countries
or, in the geographic sense of the term, the Netherlands
Netherlands
(Dutch: de Lage Landen or de Nederlanden, French: les Pays Bas) is a coastal region in northwestern Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.[1][2] This wide area of Western Europe
Europe
roughly stretches from the French département du Nord at its southwestern point, to German East Frisia
East Frisia
at its northeastern point. The Netherlands
Netherlands
is often considered to include inland areas with strong links, such as Luxembourg
Luxembourg
today, and historically, parts of the German Rhineland
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Giant (mythology)
Giants (from Latin
Latin
and Ancient Greek: "gigas," cognate giga-) are beings of human appearance but prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures. The word giant, coined in 1297, was derived from the Gigantes
Gigantes
(Greek: Γίγαντες, Gígantes[1]) of Greek mythology. In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Celtic, Hindu or Norse. Giants also often play similar roles in the mythologies and folklore of other, non Indo-European peoples, such as in the Nartian traditions. There are also accounts of giants in the Old Testament. Some of these are called Nephilim, a word often translated as giant although this translation is not universally accepted
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French Language
French (le français [lə fʁɑ̃sɛ] ( listen) or la langue française [la lɑ̃ɡ fʁɑ̃sɛz]) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages
Celtic languages
of Northern Roman Gaul
Gaul
like Gallia Belgica
Gallia Belgica
and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders
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Folklore
Folklore
Folklore
is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore
Folklore
also includes customary lore, the forms and rituals of celebrations such as Christmas
Christmas
and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either singly or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact. Just as essential as the form, folklore also encompasses the transmission of these artifacts from one region to another or from one generation to the next
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Demonym
A demonym (/ˈdɛmənɪm/; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.[1] It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously gentilic was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary.[2][3][4] Examples of demonyms include Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast and Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Open Vlaamse Liberalen En Democraten
Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Flemish Liberals and Democrats
( Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten), commonly known as Open Vld or simply as the VLD, is a liberal[2] and conservative-liberal[5][6] Flemish political party in Belgium. The party was created in 1992 from the former Party for Freedom and Progress (PVV) and politicians from other parties. The party led the government for three cabinets under Guy Verhofstadt
Guy Verhofstadt
from 1999 until March 2008. Open VLD most recently formed the Federal Government (the so-called "Swedish government") with N-VA, CD&V and the Francophone Reformist Movement
Reformist Movement
(MR). In the Flemish Parliament, the VLD formed a coalition government with sp.a-Spirit and Christian Democratic and Flemish
Christian Democratic and Flemish
(CD&V) from after the 2004 regional election until the 2009 regional election
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Christen-Democratisch En Vlaams
Christian Democratic and Flemish (Dutch: Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams  listen (help·info), CD&V) is a Christian democratic[3] Flemish political party in Belgium. The party has historical ties to both trade unionism (ACV) and trade associations (UNIZO) and the Farmer's League. Until 2001, the party was named the Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij, CVP). It was traditionally the largest political party of Flanders, until it was overtaken by the New Flemish Alliance
New Flemish Alliance
(N-VA) in the 2010s. CD&V participated in most governments and has generally the largest number of mayors. Most Prime Ministers of Belgium
Belgium
and Ministers-President of Flanders
Flanders
have been CD&V politicians
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City And Town Halls
In local government, a city hall, town hall, civic centre, (in the UK or Australia) a guildhall, a Rathaus (German), or (more rarely) a municipal building, is the chief administrative building of a city,[2] town, or other municipality. It usually houses the city or town council, its associated departments, and their employees. It also usually functions as the base of the mayor of a city, town, borough, or county/shire. By convention, until the mid 19th-century, a single large open chamber (or 'hall') formed an integral part of the building housing the council. The hall may be used for council meetings and other significant events. This large chamber, the 'town hall', (and its later variant 'city hall') has become synonymous with the whole building, and with the administrative body housed in it
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Wharf
A wharf, quay (/kiː/, also /keɪ, kweɪ/[1]), staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbor or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.[2] Such a structure includes one or more berths (mooring locations), and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships. Wharfs are often considered to be a series of docks in which boats are stationed.Contents1 Overview 2 Etymology 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] A wharf commonly comprises a fixed platform, often on pilings. Commercial ports may have warehouses that serve as interim storage arity is sufficient a single wharf with a single berth constructed along the land adjacent to the water is normally used; where there is a need for more capacity multiple wharves, or perhaps a single large wharf with multiple berths, will instead be constructed, sometimes projecting over the water
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Polder
A polder (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpɔldər] ( listen)) is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes that forms an artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with outside water other than through manually operated devices. There are three types of polder:Land reclaimed from a body of water, such as a lake or the sea bed Flood plains separated from the sea or river by a dike Marshes
Marshes
separated from the surrounding water by a dike and subsequently drained; these are also known as koogs especially in GermanyThe ground level in drained marshes subsides over time. All polders will eventually be below the surrounding water level some or all of the time. Water enters the low-lying polder through infiltration and water pressure of ground water, or rainfall, or transport of water by rivers and canals
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Anvers (Paris Métro)
Anvers (Sacré-Cœur) is a station on Paris Métro
Paris Métro
Line 2, on the border of the 9th and the 18th arrondissements in Montmartre. The station was opened on 21 October 1902 as part of the extension of line 2 from Étoile. It was the eastern terminus of the line until its extension to Bagnolet (now called Alexandre Dumas) on 31 January 1903. The station is named after the Place d'Anvers and the city of Antwerp (Anvers in French). The station is located under the Boulevard de Rochechouart, which was built on the route of the Wall of the Farmers-General
Wall of the Farmers-General
in order to enforce the collection of taxation between 1784 and 1791 but demolished in the 19th century
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Netherlands
The Netherlands
The Netherlands
(/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen); Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)), also known informally as Holland, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million
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