Ghent, Belgium Overview
Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe with some 60,000 people in 1300 AD, 70,000 in 1400 growing to 175,000 Shortly after 1500 AD.Today it is a busy city with a port and a university.
The municipality comprises the city of Ghent proper and the surrounding towns of Afsnee, Desteldonk, Drongen, Gentbrugge, Ledeberg, Mariakerke, Mendonk, Oostakker, Sint-Amandsberg, Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Sint-Kruis-Winkel, Wondelgem and Zwijnaarde. With 240,191 inhabitants in the beginning of 2009, Ghent is Belgium’s second largest municipality by number of inhabitants. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,205 km2 (465 sq mi) and has a total population of 594,582 as of 1 January 2008, which ranks it as the fourth most populous in Belgium.The current mayor of Ghent, Daniël Termont, leads a coalition of the sp.a, Groen and Open VLD.
Detailed Map of Ghent, Belgium
Top Videos for Cruise Destination Ghent, Belgium–Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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Here's a video impression of the Belgian city of Ghent, with its stunning architecture and subtle quirkiness. Musical credit goes to old friends Voyager One for their song, "Slow Geography". Other destinations in this series include Utrecht, Bacharach, Strasbourg, and Dinant. Here are the links to those videos...
Gent Belgium Tourist Information (Ghent)
http://gentbelgium.ca/ The city of Gent is one of the premiere travel destinations in Europe. Situated between Brussels and Bruges, Gent features beautiful Medieval buildings, castles and old city squares. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from its Belfy tower. Presently a university town, Gent was once the second largest city in all of Europe.
Ghent, City of Arts and History
Short overview of the historical city center of Gent (Belgium), prominent Flemish Art City and home to Belgium's largest University, nominated third most authentic historical destination worldwide according to a poll on 280 eminent academic experts initiated by the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations and published in the prestigious National
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A Saturday afternoon, September 2011 in the centre of Ghent, Belgium from Korenlei and Graslei to Korenmarkt with Pakhuis, St Nicholas church, the Belfry and St Bavo's cathedral.
Bruges to Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent - Belgium
Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of 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 in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe.
Gravensteen Castle in Ghent -- Belgium
This video was taken when I visited Belgium in 2013. I traveled to Ghent which is a beautiful city with many historic buildings. One of the most famous landmark is the Gravensteen Castle. There is an admission fee to get in but if you have never seen a real castle before, then it's well worth it.
Ride on a tram in Ghent, Belgium
Ride on a tram in Ghent, Belgium
Things to See and Do in Ghent, Belgium
Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown, http://www.Nancydbrown.com, takes you on a tour of things to see and do in Ghent, Belgium. Our first stop a famous mustard shop, then the Meeka Kaas cheese shop, Daskalides Chocolatier, waffles, the Werrengarenstraatje graffiti street and a boat ride on the Leie River in Ghent, Belgium.
Vacationing in Ghent, Belgium; Maastricht, Netherlands; and Cologne, Germany
This past summer my husband and I were exposed to an explosion of art, culture and history. We traveled to Cologne to see the Cologne Cathedral. We took part in the famous Gentse Feesten, a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Walked along the channels in Maastricht which was a treat.