Antwerp is the capital of Antwerp province in the state of Flanders Belgium. Antwerp has a population of approximately 600,000 hence it is the most popular city in Belgium. Antwerp is about 40 kilometers (25 mi) north of Brussels and about 15 kilometers (9 mi) from the Dutch border. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking second in Europe. Antwerp is a major trade and cultural center. Antwerp is the world's second most multi-cultural city.