About Ghent, Belgium
Ghent is a port city in northwest Belgium, at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it’s a university town and cultural hub. Its pedestrianized center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor.
- Postal codes: 9000–9052
- Weather: 7°C, Wind S at 13 km/h, 87% Humidity
- Population: 248,358 (2011) United Nations
- Mayor: Mathias De Clercq
- Colleges and Universities: Ghent University, Hogeschool Gent, Artevelde University of Applied Sciences campus Hoogpoort
- Did you know: Ghent is the second-most populous municipality in Belgium by population (262,219)