Gent is a city in Flanders, Belgium. The capital and largest city of the province of East Flanders.
Population - 263.614 people (2020). Lies at the confluence of the Leie and the Scheldt. Seaport (connected to the mouth of the Scheldt by the Gent-Terneuzen canal, which allows ships to pass through).
A large educational center is a university and four higher schools.
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Municipal Gent consists of the city of Ghent itself and the tiny towns and villages surrounding the city of Afsne, Desteldonk, Drongen, Gentbrügge, Ledeberg, Mariakerke, Merelbeke, Melle, Mendonk, Ostakker, Sint-Amandsberg, Sint-Denème-Latem-Weström Sint-Kruis-Winkela, Vondelgem and Zweinarde. The City Zone (Municipal Area) covers an area of 1205 km² (465 sq mi) with a combined population of 594,582 inhabitants (January 1, 2008), making it the fourth most populous in Belgium.
Mayor of Ghent, Daniel Thurmont, leader of the Socialist Party, Green Party and Open WLD coalition. In 2014, he became one of the three contenders for the title of the best mayor of the year (according to the non-profit organization City Mayors Foundation).