its 'sobriquet' means "what it is called". Though Dyle and Dijle occur evenly in English, nowadays Dijle is the more common spelling. Fluency.
[[Mechelen]] (French: ''Malines'', German: ''Mecheln'') is a city in Flanders, Antwerp province, and is located between Antwerp
city and Brussels. The river which crosses the centre of Mechelen is called [[Dijle]]. Nowadays the city has about 80 .000 inhabitants.
known a rich history and a short period in the 16th century (under Carl V and Margareth from Austria), the city was the capital of the Netherlands , dominating whole Flanders and Holland. Mechelen has the second largest number of protected buildings in Flanders.
Its [[begijnhof/Engels|beguinage]], [[Sint-Romboutskathedraal|St.
Rumoldus cathedral]] and its Giant parade are part of UNESCO world heritage. In the [[Sint-Janskerk|St. John church]] and [[Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk|Church of Our Lady across the river Dyle]] each , you can watch a painting from Pieter Paul Rubens.
The inhabitants's sobriquet is
called the ''[[Maneblussers]]'' (" those who extinguish the moon").