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Encyclopedia > Ghent
Municipal flag Ghent
Gent (Dutch)
Graslei in Ghent
Coat of arms Ghent in the province of East Flanders
Geography
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community of Belgium flag Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region flag Flemish Region
Province East Flanders flag East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Coordinates 51°3′N 3°44′E / 51.05, 3.733Coordinates: 51°3′N 3°44′E / 51.05, 3.733
Area 156.18 km²
Population (Source: NIS)
Population
– Males
– Females
- Density
233,120 (January 1, 2006)
48.93%
51.07%
1493 inhab./km²
Age distribution
0–19 years
20–64 years
65+ years
(01/01/2006)
20.92%
61.21%
17.88%
Foreigners 7.31% (01/07/2005)
Economy
Unemployment rate 14.22% (January 1, 2006)
Mean annual income 13,617 €/pers. (2003)
Government
Mayor (list) Daniël Termont (SP.A)
Governing parties SP.A, VLD, Spirit
Other information
Postal codes 9000-9052
Area codes 09
Web address www.gent.be

Ghent (IPA: /ˈgɛnt/; Gent [ʝɛnt] in Dutch; Gand [gɑ̃] in French, formerly Gaunt in English) is a city and a municipality located in Flanders, Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and became in the Middle Ages one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university. The city is connected to the sea by the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, it lies at the intersection of the European highways E17 and E40 and it has the third busiest railway station in Belgium. Ghent is a city in Belgium Ghent may also refer to multiple places in the United States of America: Town of Ghent, New York Ghent, West Virginia Ghent, Kentucky Ghent, Minnesota Ghent may also refer to: Treaty of Ghent Ghent, a character in Star Wars This is a disambiguation page... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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This is a list of mayors of Ghent, Belgium: 1825-1831 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1836-1839 Jean-Baptiste Minne-Barth 1839-1842 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1842-1854 Constant de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1854-1857 Judocus Delehaye 1857-1882 Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1882-1895 Hippolyte Lippens (VLD... Daniël Termont (Ghent, 19 May 1953) is a Flemish politician, member of the sp. ... Socialist Party - Different or Social Progressive Alternative (Dutch: Socialistische Partij - Anders or Sociaal Progressief Alternatief (sp. ... A coalition is an alliance among entities, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest. ... Socialist Party - Different or Social Progressive Alternative (Dutch: Socialistische Partij - Anders or Sociaal Progressief Alternatief (sp. ... The Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten or VLD (Flemish Liberals and Democrats) is a Flemish liberal party, created in 1992 from the former PVV and a few other politicians from other parties. ... 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The municipality comprises the city of Ghent proper and the towns of Afsnee, Desteldonk, Drongen, Gentbrugge, Ledeberg, Mariakerke, Mendonk, Oostakker, Sint-Amandsberg, Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Sint-Kruis-Winkel, Wondelgem and Zwijnaarde. With 233,120 inhabitants in 2006, Ghent is Belgium's third largest city by number of inhabitants. The current mayor of Ghent, Daniël Termont, leads a coalition of the SP.a and VLD. Desteldonk is a parish in the municipality of Ghent in the Belgian province of East Flanders. ... Drongen (French: Tronchiennes) is a borough of the city of Ghent (East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium). ... Gentbrugge is a sub-municipality of Ghent. ... Ledeberg is a submunicipality of the city of Ghent. ... Oostakker, formerly spelled Oostacker, is one of the smaller former municipalities which were merged into Ghent (from which it is only two miles), the capital of the Belgian province of East Flanders. ... Wondelgem used to be a village in East Flanders, Belgium. ... Zwijnaarde is a city in Belgium, known for its fair and its zwijntjes beer. ... This is a list of Belgian municipalities by population: Brussels (999,899) (counting the capital region as one municipality) Antwerp (455,000) Ghent (229,000) Charleroi (201,000) Liège (185,000) Bruges (117,000) Namur (106,000) Mons (91,000) Leuven (90,000) Mechelen (77,000) Aalst (77,000... This is a list of mayors of Ghent, Belgium: 1825-1831 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1836-1839 Jean-Baptiste Minne-Barth 1839-1842 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1842-1854 Constant de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1854-1857 Judocus Delehaye 1857-1882 Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1882-1895 Hippolyte Lippens (VLD... Daniël Termont (Ghent, 19 May 1953) is a Flemish politician, member of the sp. ... Socialist Party - Different or Social Progressive Alternative (Dutch: Socialistische Partij - Anders or Sociaal Progressief Alternatief (sp. ... VLD may refer to: Ventilated Linear Dynamic Flemish Liberals and Democrats Category: ...


Every year a ten day long street festival is held called the Ghent Fests ('Gentse Feesten' in Dutch). In 2007 it saw 1.5 million people flock to its streets. The Gentse Feesten is a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent (Belgium). ...

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History

Ghent in 1775
Ghent in 1775

Archeologic evidence shows human presence in the region of the confluence of Scheldt and Lys going back as far as the Stone Age and the Iron Age[1]. Most historians believe that the older name for Ghent, 'Ganda' is derived from the Celtic word 'ganda' which means confluence[1]. There are no written records of the Roman period but archeological research confirms that the region of Ghent was further inhabited. Image File history File links Ghent,_Ferraris_Map,_1775. ... Image File history File links Ghent,_Ferraris_Map,_1775. ... Stone Age fishing hook. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ...


When the Franks invaded the Roman territories (from the end of the 4th century and well into the 5th century) they brought their language with them and Celtic and Latin were replaced by Old Dutch. This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... Old Dutch (Also Old West Low Franconian) is a branch of Old Low Franconian spoken and written during the early middle ages (c. ...


Around 650 Saint Amand founded two abbeys in Ghent: the Saint Peter Abbey and the Saint Bavo Abbey. The city grew from several nuclei, the abbeys and a commercial centre. Around 800 Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, appointed Einhard, the biographer of Charlemagne, as abbot of both abbeys. In 851 and 879 the city was however attacked and plundered twice by the Vikings. Saint Amand (ca. ... Bold textTHIS IS THE PAGE THAT A.S. REALLY NEEDS!! THIS IS NOW MARKED!!! ] ps i like A.O. This article is about an abbey as a Christian monastic community. ... Louis the Pious, contemporary depiction from 826 as a miles Christi (soldier of Christ), with a poem of Rabanus Maurus overlaid. ... Charlemagne (left) and Pippin the Hunchback. ... Einhard as scribe Einhard (also Eginhard or Einhart) (c. ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ...


The city recovered and flourished from the 11th century on. Until the 13th century Ghent was the biggest city in Europe after Paris; it was bigger than London, Cologne or Moscow.[citation needed] Within the city walls lived up to 65,000 people. Today, the belfry and the towers of the Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church are just a few examples of the skyline of the period. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Belfry of Bruges A belfry is a building (also known as a bell tower) - or a part of a building - in which bells are hung. ... The Saint Bavo Cathedral (also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, or the Dutch Sint Baafskathedraal) is the seat of the diocese of Ghent. ... St. ...

Belfry of Ghent. Behind it the Saint Nicholas church is visible.
Belfry of Ghent. Behind it the Saint Nicholas church is visible.

The rivers flowed in an area where a lot of land was periodically inundated. These richly grassed 'meersen' ("water-meadows": a word related to the English 'marsh', but not meaning exactly the same, a 'meers' is not permanently under water) were ideally suited for herding sheep, the wool of which was used for making cloth. In fact, Ghent was during the Middle Ages the most important city for cloth.[citation needed] Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1207 KB)Belfry of Ghent, photograph taken from the Saint Bavo Cathedral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1207 KB)Belfry of Ghent, photograph taken from the Saint Bavo Cathedral File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Belfry of Ghent The 91-meter-high belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas Church. ... St. ... A water-meadow (or watermeadow) is an area of grassland or pasture beside a river, subject to seasonal flooding. ...


The wool-industry, originally established at Bruges, created the first European industrialized zone in Ghent in the High Middle Ages.[citation needed] The mercantile zone was so highly-developed that wool had to be imported from England. This was one of the reasons for Flanders' good relationship with England. Ghent was the birthplace of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. The trade with England suffered significantly during the Hundred Years' War. Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (June 24, 1340 - February 3, 1399), the third surviving son of King Edward III of England, gained his name because he was born at Ghent in 1340. ... There were several Dukes of Lancaster in the 14th and early 15th Centuries. ... Combatants France Castile Scotland Genoa Majorca Bohemia Crown of Aragon Brittany England Burgundy Brittany Portugal Navarre Flanders Hainaut Aquitaine Luxembourg Holy Roman Empire The Hundred Years War was a conflict between France and England, lasting 116 years from 1337 to 1453. ...


The city recovered in the 14th century, while Flanders was united with neighbouring provinces under the Dukes of Burgundy. High taxes led to a rebellion and eventually the Battle of Gavere, in which Ghent suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of Philip the Good. Around this time the center of gravity in the Low Countries started to shift from Flanders (Bruges–Ghent) to Brabant (AntwerpBrussels), although Ghent would continue to play an important role. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... The following is a list of the Dukes of Burgundy Richard of Autun, the Justicier (880–921) Rudolph of Burgundy (king of France from 923) (921–923) Hugh the Black (923–952) Gilbert of Chalon (952–956) Odo of Paris (956-965) Otto-Henry the Great... The Battle of Gavere was fought near Semmerzake in Belgium on July 23, 1453 between an army under the Duke of Burgundy and the city of Ghent wich was rebelling against the Duke. ... Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (Philip the Good or Philippe le Bon) (1396–1467) was Duke of Burgundy from 1419 until his death. ... Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries, and a former province of Belgium. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ...


In 1500 Juana of Castile gave birth to Charles V, who became Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. Although native to Ghent, he punished the city after the 1539 Revolt of Ghent and obliged the city's nobles to walk in front of the emperor barefoot with a noose (Dutch: strop) around the neck; since this incident, the people of Ghent have been called "Stroppendragers" (noose bearers). The Saint Bavo Abbey was abolished, torn down, and replaced with a fortress for Spanish troops. Only a small portion of the abbey was spared demolition. Joanna of Castile Joanna (Spanish: Juana) (November 6, 1479 – April 12, 1555), called Juana the Mad (Juana La Loca), queen of Castile and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was the second daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, king and queen of Spain, and was born at Toledo on... For the Carlist claimant King Carlos V, see Infante Carlos, Count of Molina. ... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... The Spanish monarchy, referred to as the Crown of Spain (Corona de España) in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, is the office of the King or Queen of Spain. ... The Revolt of Ghent was an uprising against the Spanish Empire of Charles V in 1539. ...


The late 16th and the 17th century brought devastation because of the Religious wars. At one time Ghent was a Calvinistic republic, but eventually the Spanish army reinstated Catholicism. The wars ended the role of Ghent as a center of international importance. A religious war is a war where the main cause is, or appears to be, religion or religious differences. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Calvinism is... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      As a...


In the 18th and 19th century Ghent the textile industry flourished again in Ghent. Lieven Bauwens introduced the first mechanical weaving machine on the European continent, of which he smuggled the plans out of England, in 1800. Lieven Bauwens statue in Ghent Lieven Bauwens (Ghent, June 14, 1769 – Paris, March 17, 1822) was a Belgian industrial spy who was sent to Great Britain at a young age and brought a spinning mule and skilled workers to the European continent. ...


Ghent was also the site of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent which formally ended the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States of America. After the battle of Waterloo Ghent became a part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands for 15 years. In this period Ghent got its own university (1817) and a new connection to the sea (1824–27). Signing of the Treaty of Ghent. ... This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ... Combatants First French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of the United Netherlands Kingdom of Hanover Duchy of Nassau Duchy of Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Prince William of Orange Strength 73,000 67,000 Coalition 60,000 Prussian... The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Limburg in 1839 1, 2 and 3 United Kingdom of the Netherlands (until 1830) 1 and 2 Kingdom of the Netherlands (after 1830) 2 Duchy of Limburg (In the German Confederacy after 1839 as compensation for Waals-Luxemburg) 3 and 4 Kingdom of Belgium (after... Ghent University (in Dutch, Universiteit Gent, abbreviated UGent) is one of the three large Flemish universities. ... The Ghent-Terneuzen Canal (Dutch: Kanaal van Gent naar Terneuzen) is a canal linking Ghent in Belgium to the port of Terneuzen on the Westerschelde (Scheldt) estuary in the Netherlands, thereby providing the former with access to the sea. ...


After the Belgian Revolution, the first Belgian trade-union originated in Ghent. In 1913 there was a World exhibition in Ghent. As a preparation for these festivities the Sint-Pieters railway station, was completed in 1912. This article is about the historical Belgian Revolution of the 1830s. ... Worlds Fair is the generic name for various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ... Front of the Sint-Pieters railway station The Sint-Pieters railway station is the biggest railway station of Ghent and depending on the measure the second or third busiest railway station in Belgium. ...


Tourism

The Graslei is one of the most scenic places in Ghent's old city centre. The bridge to the right is the Sint-Michielsbrug, the building on the corner is the former postal office and in the distance to the right the three towers of Ghent can be seen.
The Graslei is one of the most scenic places in Ghent's old city centre. The bridge to the right is the Sint-Michielsbrug, the building on the corner is the former postal office and in the distance to the right the three towers of Ghent can be seen.

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Architecture

Historical centre of Ghent – from left to right: Old post office, Saint-Nicholas Church, Belfry, and Saint Bavo Cathedral.
Historical centre of Ghent – from left to right: Old post office, Saint-Nicholas Church, Belfry, and Saint Bavo Cathedral.
Ghent at Night
Ghent at Night

Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its center is the largest carfree area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. Ghent established a nice blend between comfort of living and history – it is not a city-museum. The city of Ghent houses also three béguinages and numerous churches, among which the Saint-Jacobs church and the Saint-Nicolas Church are the most beautiful examples. There is an opera house and a few theatres. Highlights of modern architecture are the university buildings (the Boekentoren or Book Tower) by Henry Van de Velde. Image File history File linksMetadata Ghent3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ghent3. ... St. ... Belfry of Ghent The 91-meter-high belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas Church. ... The Saint Bavo Cathedral (also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, or the Dutch Sint Baafskathedraal) is the seat of the diocese of Ghent. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ghentskc1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ghentskc1. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... This article is about building architecture. ... It has been suggested that Pedestrian street be merged into this article or section. ... The Saint Bavo Cathedral (also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, or the Dutch Sint Baafskathedraal) is the seat of the diocese of Ghent. ... Opened view of the polyptych. ... Belfry of Ghent The 91-meter-high belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas Church. ... The Gravensteen is a castle in Ghent originating from the middle ages. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... one of the béguinages of Ghent A Béguinage is a collection of small buidlings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve god without retiring from the... The Boekentoren, (Dutch for Book Tower) is a famous building located in Ghent, Belgium, designed by the Belgian architect Henry Van de Velde. ... Henry Van de Velde (3 April 1863 – 15 October 1957) was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. ...


The beguinages, as well as the belfry and adjacent cloth hall, were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1998 and 1999. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


Museums

Important museums in Ghent are the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Museum of Fine Arts), with paintings by Hieronymus Bosch, Jean Fouquet, and many Flemish masters; the SMAK or Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (City Museum for Contemporary Art), with works of the 20th century, including Joseph Beuys and Panamarenko; and the Designmuseum. The Huis van Alijn (House of the Alijn family) was originally a beguinage and is now a museum for folk art. This museum often presents theatre and puppet shows for children. There is also a museum presenting the industrial strength of Ghent, the Museum voor Industriële Archeologie en Textiel or MIAT. Here you can find recreations of workshops and stores from the 1800s and can see the spinning and weaving machines that remain in this building what was once a weaving mill. Christ Carrying the Cross by Hieronymus Bosch, part of the permanent collection at the MSK The Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK) is the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. ... Hieronymus Bosch, (latinized, actually Jheronimus Bosch; his real name Jeroen van Aken) (c. ... Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels (c. ... SMAK was formed 1971. ... Joseph Beuys (IPA: ; May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was an influential German artist who came to prominence in the 1960s. ... Rugzaktoerist (backpack tourist) Panamarenko (pseudonym of Henri Van Herwegen, born in Antwerp, February 5, 1940) is a prominent assemblagist in Flemish sculpture. ... A Béguinage is a collection of small buidlings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Netherlands, of religious women who sought to serve god without retiring from the world. ...


Restaurants and culinary traditions

As most Belgian cities, Ghent offers a rich variety of local and foreign cuisine. Especially the quarter called "Patershol" has a concentration of restaurants. The "Sleepstraat" a little bit further north houses a number of Turkish restaurants and food bars.


In Ghent and other regions of East-Flanders, bakeries sell a donut-shaped bun called a "mastel". "Mastellen" are also called "Saint Hubert bread", because on the Saint's feast day, which is 3 November, the bakers bring their batches to the early Mass to be blessed. Traditionally, it is thought that blessed mastellen immunize against rabies. East Flanders is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Saint Hubertus or Hubert (born circa 656 to 658, probably in Toulouse; died May 30, 727 or 728 in Tervuren near Brussels, Belgium), called the Apostle of the Ardennes was the first Bishop of Li ge. ...


Festivities

The city is host to some big cultural events such as the Gentse Feesten, I Love Techno, 10 days off, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, World Soundtrack Awards and Festival van Vlaanderen. Also, every five years, a huge botanical exhibition (Gentse Floraliën) takes place in Ghent, attracting numerous visitors to the city. The Gentse Feesten is a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent (Belgium). ... I Love Techno is an international techno event that takes place in Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The World Soundtrack Academy (WSA), launched in 2001 by the Flanders International Film Festival, is aimed at organizing and overseeing the educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music, including the preservation of the history of the soundtrack and its worldwide promotion. ...


Night Life

For a medium size city, Ghent has a booming night life. There's a lot to be done at night, whether you like to go to the movies, enjoy a play, attend a concert, go to a club or just have a night out with friends at a fancy jazz bar;

  • Overpoortstraat and Sint-Pieters Square: this is the students' quarters. The street and square are packed with some trendy bars, all with their own style: from latin to techno, over metal to pop. A lot of student organisations hold their weekly club nights here, and because they're all on a low budget, the bars tend to be very democratically priced. The best nights in the students' quarter are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • City centre: On weekends the city centre is where you want to be. The bars on Korenmarkt Square and Klein Turkije are packed to capacity on Friday and Saturday evenings. A lot of people from the city itself come to party here after a week full of stress. Again you will find a great diversity in style and types of music. And if you are not into loud music, there's always the little bars with live jazz or soul music.
  • If you like big clubs, the docks district is where you want to be. There are two big clubs with a nice blend of popular electronic music with R&B and hip-hop. And since there aren't any houses around, there will be no angry neighbours to spoil the fun.
  • For a cool urban party or a concert or play, the Zuid quarters is the place to be. With two theatres and a big concert hall around, there's always something to look forward to. And if you don't feel like going straight home after the play, you're only a five minute's walk away from city centre and the students' quarter.
  • There's also Flanders Expo, a big event hall on the outskirts of the city, accommodating a lot of big parties and events throughout the year.

Economy

The port of Ghent, in the north of the city, is the third largest port of Belgium. It is accessed by the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, which ends near the Dutch port of Terneuzen on the Western Scheldt. The port houses, among others, big companies like Sidmar, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Parts, Honda, and Stora Enso. The Port of Ghent is the third biggest port of Belgium. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Ghent-Terneuzen Canal (Dutch: Kanaal van Gent naar Terneuzen) is a canal linking Ghent in Belgium to the port of Terneuzen on the Westerschelde (Scheldt) estuary in the Netherlands, thereby providing the former with access to the sea. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. ... Satellite image of the Scheldt delta showing the Western Scheldt (b) The Western Scheldt (Westerschelde) in the province Zeeland in the southwestern Netherlands, is an estuary of the Scheldt river. ... Arcelor S.A. (Euronext: LOR) is the worlds largest steel producer in terms of turnover and the second largest in terms of steel output, with a turnover of 30. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... The Volvo Group consists of eight main business areas, which are supported within the group by a number of business units. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... 1/8 share of the Stora Kopparberg mine, dated June 16, 1288. ...


The Ghent University and a number of research oriented companies are situated in the central and southern part of the city. Ghent University (in Dutch, Universiteit Gent, abbreviated UGent) is one of the three large Flemish universities. ...


As the biggest city of East-Flanders, Ghent has many hospitals, schools and shopping streets.


Tourism is increasingly becoming a major employer in the local area.


Transport

As one of the largest cities in Belgium, Ghent has a highly developed transportation system.

  • In addition Ghent also has two ringways:
    • The R4: connects the outskirts of Ghent with each other and the surrounding villages, and also leads to the E40 and E17 roads.
    • The R40: connects the different downtown quarters with each other, and provides access to the main avenues.
  • To municipality of Ghent comprises five train stations:
    • Gent-Sint-Pieters Station: an international train station with connections to Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Kortrijk, other Belgian towns and Lille.
    • Gent-Dampoort Station: an intercity train station with connections to Sint-Niklaas, Antwerp, Kortrijk and Eeklo.
    • Gentbrugge Station: a regional train station in between the two main train stations, Sint-Pieters and Dampoort.
    • Wondelgem Station: a regional train station with connections to Eeklo once an hour.
    • Drongen Station: a regional train station in the village of Drongen with only a limited number of trains a day.

Ghent has an extensive web of public transport lines, operated by De Lijn: European route E 40 passes through the following cities: Calais - Dunkerque - Veurne - Oostende - Brugge - Gent - Brussels - Leuven - Liège - Aachen - Köln - Gummersbach - Olpe - Siegen - Wetzlar - Gießen - Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach - Gotha - Erfurt - Weimar - Jena - Gera - Chemnitz - Dresden - Bautzen - Görlitz - BolesÅ‚awiec - Legnica - WrocÅ‚aw - Opole - Metropolian Katowice - Krak... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... The esplanade with the Thermae Palace, the former Royal Residence and the casino For other uses, see Ostend (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Flemish Brabant Arrondissement Leuven Coordinates , , Area 56. ... Liege or Liège has several meanings: A liege is the person or entity to which one has pledged allegiance. ... European route E17 passes through the following cities: Antwerpen - Gent - Kortrijk - Lille - Arras - Cambrai - Laon - Reims - Châlons-sur-Marne - Troyes - Langres - Beaune Category: ... Sint-Niklaas is a municipality located in the province of East Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Kortrijk Coordinates , , Area 80. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... European route E 40 passes through the following cities: Calais - Dunkerque - Veurne - Oostende - Brugge - Gent - Brussels - Leuven - Liège - Aachen - Köln - Gummersbach - Olpe - Siegen - Wetzlar - Gießen - Bad Hersfeld - Eisenach - Gotha - Erfurt - Weimar - Jena - Gera - Chemnitz - Dresden - Bautzen - Görlitz - BolesÅ‚awiec - Legnica - WrocÅ‚aw - Opole - Metropolian Katowice - Krak... European route E17 passes through the following cities: Antwerpen - Gent - Kortrijk - Lille - Arras - Cambrai - Laon - Reims - Châlons-sur-Marne - Troyes - Langres - Beaune Category: ... Gent-Sint-Pieters is the main railway station in Ghent and – depending upon the measure used – the second or third busiest railway station in Belgium. ... Gent-Dampoort is the second largest railway station in Ghent. ... Eeklo is a municipality in the province of East Flanders, in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Drongen (French: Tronchiennes) is a borough of the city of Ghent (East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium). ... De Lijn is a company run by the Flemish government in Belgium to provide public transportation, similar to the way in which Belgian railroads or the postal system is run. ...

  • Tram (see pictures below):
    • Line 1: Flanders Expo - Sint-Pieters-Station - Korenmarkt (City Center) - Evergem
    • Line 4: Sint-Pieters-Station - Muide - Korenmarkt (City Center) - Zuid - Moscou
    • Line 21: Zwijnaardebrug - UZ - Sint-Pieters-Station - Zonnestraat (City Center) - Zuid - Melle Leeuw
    • Line 22: Zwijnaardebrug - UZ - Sint-Pieters-Station - Zonnestraat (City Center) - Zuid - Gentbrugge
  • Trolleybus (unique in Belgium; see picture below):
    • Line 3: Mariakerke - Korenmarkt (City Center) - Dampoort-Station - Gentbrugge
  • City buses (see picture below):
    • Line 5: Van Beverenplein - Sint-Jacobs (City Center) - Zuid - UZ - Zwijnaarde
    • Line 6: Watersportbaan - Zuid - Dampoort-Station - Wondelgem - Mariakerke
    • Line 9: Mariakerke - Malem - Sint-Pieters-Station - Gentbrugge
    • Line 17/18: Drongen - Korenmarkt (City Center) - Dampoort-Station - Oostakker
    • Line 38/39: Blaarmeersen - Korenmarkt (City Center) - Dampoort-Station - Sint-Amandsberg
  • At Sint-Pieters-Station there are several regional buses as well.

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Famous people

Emperor Charles V was born in Ghent in 1500
Emperor Charles V was born in Ghent in 1500
Statue of Jacob van Artevelde on the Friday market in Ghent

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See also

This is a list of mayors of Ghent, Belgium: 1825-1831 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1836-1839 Jean-Baptiste Minne-Barth 1839-1842 Joseph Van Crombrugghe 1842-1854 Constant de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1854-1857 Judocus Delehaye 1857-1882 Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem (VLD) 1882-1895 Hippolyte Lippens (VLD... Ghent University (in Dutch, Universiteit Gent, abbreviated UGent) is one of the three large Flemish universities. ... K.A.A. Gent is a Belgian football, athletics and hockey club, based in the Belgian city of Ghent. ...

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References

  1. ^ a b History of Ghent. www.gent.be. Retrieved on 2006-05-05.

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