"GENT" Gent by dedeckerm.
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Ghent is the fourth largest city of Belgium (approx.250.000 inhabitants).
It is not as big as Antwerp but bigger than Bruges.
It is also less famous among tourists than the often praised Bruges.
However, for some people Ghent is the real diamond of Flanders and Belgium.
In a unique way Gent has managed to preserve its medieval power while keeping up with the times. The city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success.
Modern Ghent certainly cannot be overlooked in Belgium.
The city has an important harbor, thanks to the canal Gent-Terneuzen which allows sea-going vessels to bring their products to the city and its industrial hinterland.
Because of the central location in the country, the 'Flanders Technology' fair can regularly be organized.
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