🇧🇪 Antwerp is a city in Belgium and the capital of Antwerp Province in the Flemish Region. It is the most populous city in Belgium, and it is the second-largest metropolitan region.
Antwerp is rated Gamma + by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Gamma level cities are cities that link smaller economic regions into the world economy.
Antwerp is ranked #92 and rated D+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. D+ cities are strong regional hub cities. Antwerp was ranked #562 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Antwerp has a population of over 520,504 people. Antwerp also forms the centre of the wider Antwerp metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is the #218 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.3622 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Antwerp is ranked #237 for startups with a score of 1.497.