Sas van Gent

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Sas van Gent (51°14′N 3°48′E / 51.233°N 3.8°E / 51.233; 3.8) is a town in the Netherlands. It is located in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Terneuzen and lies about 30 km south of Vlissingen on the border with Belgium.

The Ghent-Terneuzen Canal passes through Sas van Gent, and at that point there was a lock in the canal. The name of the village, Sas van Gent, means sluice of Ghent.

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History

Sas van Gent was a separate municipality until 2003, when it was merged with Terneuzen.[1] The former municipality covered an area of 63.65 km² (of which 3.02 km² water).

The former municipality of Sas van Gent also included the following towns, villages and townships: Philippine, Westdorpe, Zandstraat. All are now part of Terneuzen.

Population and demographics

In 2001, the town of Sas van Gent had 3,854 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.5 km², and contained 1,843 residences.[2] The statistical area "Sas van Gent", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3,920 inhabitants.[3]

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