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  Tourist and travel information about Gent (Ghent) in Belgium.
In a unique way, Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval power while keeping up with the times.
Ghent is also the flower city of Belgium.
Every 5 years the successful 'Gentse Floraliƫn" (Ghent Flower Show) attracts thousands to the city.The tourist will not have eyes enough to admire the awesome architectural wealth, which offers a splendid combination of impressiveness and idyllic charm of the proud and (in former times) often rebellious city of Ghent.
www.trabel.com /gent.htm   (298 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ghent
Diocese of Ghent at present comprises the whole territory of East Flanders, one of the nine provinces of Belgium.
Ghent, in 1568, and this nomination was confirmed by Pius IV on 6 July of the same year.
Ghent is deservedly famous for the immortal altar-piece of the brothers Hubert and Jan Van Eyck, known as "The
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06542c.htm   (1199 words)

  
 Star Wars: Databank | Ghent
When just in his early 20s, Zakarisz Ghent was a vital part of Talon Karrde's smuggling operation.
Ghent's slicing career brought him to the legitimate side of the law, as his continued assistance to New Republic Intelligence garnered him a number of valuable contacts.
In his twenties, Ghent was a short, slender human male with almond-colored skin and poor complexion.
www.starwars.com /databank/character/ghent/index.html   (395 words)

  
 Ghent History - The City of Norfolk, VA
Ghent’s plan was not particularly innovative, but it successfully exploited the area’s strategic waterfront location, providing views over the creek to the grass banks on the opposite shore.
Further attempts to solidify ties between Ghent, Norfolk, and its European namesake occurred in 1897 when the western arm of Smith's Creek was christened "The Hague." Ceremonies at the renaming celebrations paid honor to the Dutch roots of the Norfolk Company (i.e., Boissevain) and the parent company's early representative to Norfolk, J. Andre Mottu.
Efforts by the Ghent Neighborhood League and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority have assisted in the rehabilitation of numerous houses.
www.norfolk.gov /Planning/comehome/Ghent_History.asp   (2890 words)

  
 Ghent travel guide - Wikitravel
Ghent (Gent in Dutch; Gand in French)is a city with a population of a quarter of a million.
Ghent is thriving as many young people choose to live here instead of in the narrow-minded countryside or the crowded and disintegrating city centers of Brussels and Antwerp
Ghent is only a 30-minute train ride away from Brussels and is on the line from Brussels to Bruges and the coast.
www.wikitravel.org /en/Ghent   (1655 words)

  
 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - Ghent
Ghent is an unassuming, un-touristy city filled with university students, linger-as-long-as-you-like cafes, well priced restaurants and vibrant energy.
It’s a city with great mustard, Stropke beer (which is Flemish for noose), and the ten day Ghent Celebrations held every year in July where the inhabitants go all out with theater performances, concerts, singing, dancing, and drinking.
Built partly in flamboyant Gothic style and partly in Renaissance style, it is a witness of the architectural development in Ghent during the 16th century.
www.visitbelgium.com /ghent.htm   (417 words)

  
 Ghent, Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghent (Gent in flemish, Gand in french) is the main city of East-Flanders, one of the 4 (5?) provinces that make up Flanders.
This is where the Pacification of Ghent, a peace treaty between Protestants and Catholics, was signed in 1576.
The picture of the Belfort was taken by a friend of mine, Francoise Beaufays, during the Gentse Feesten ("Festivities of Ghent") this summer.
www.cs.unm.edu /~patrik/ghent.html   (504 words)

  
 Ghent travel guide
Ghent was one of the biggest cities in Western Europe at the end of the Middle Ages, renowned for its textile industry.
Nearby Bruges may be cuter, but Ghent is more of a real city, and has better museums, better nightlife, restaurants and is not that touristy.
Also renowned are the Ghent Festivities, the biggest street theater festival in Europe.
www.world66.com /europe/belgium/ghent   (323 words)

  
 Treaty of Ghent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Treaty of Ghent, signed on December 24, 1814, in Ghent, United Kingdom of the Netherlands, ended the War of 1812 between the United States and United Kingdom.
President James Madison ratified the treaty on February 17 at which time the ratifications were exchanged.
Treaty of Ghent and related resources at the Library of Congress
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Treaty_of_Ghent   (215 words)

  
 Ghent University: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees....
It is located in the historic town of Ghent Ghent quick summary:
Ghent (gent in dutch, gand in french languagefrench; once gaunt in english) is a municipality located in flanders, one of the three regions...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gh/ghent_university.htm   (631 words)

  
 Architecture in Belgium: Ghent
The belfry at Ghent is a fortified guard tower; the lowest chamber was used to store the city charters at one time.
The Guild Houses in Ghent along the Graslei are among the most important from the renaissance era.
The town hall in Ghent is larger than that of Audenarde, and was built over a long period of time.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/ghent_arch.html   (237 words)

  
 Ghent Playhouse - Ghent - New York
The Pantoloons eighth annual American-British Panto, and the third at the Ghent Playhouse.
Written by Judy Staber, with lyrics and embellishments to the original script by the Pantoloons, this panto merges two Grimm’s fairy tales with the usual gender bending, craziness and fun for the whole family.
One of the region’s oldest and most popular community theaters, the Playhouse is located in the hamlet of Ghent, just off Route 66, across from the fire station.
www.ghentplayhouse.org   (340 words)

  
 Ghent
At Ghent, we have refined our processes to allow us to be quicker and more efficient without compromising quality.
This has allowed us to place 95% of our manufactured goods on our Quick Ship list.
Ghent has listened to the request of you, our customer, and developed an area of ghent.com that allows customers to track their orders with UPS and FedEx.
www.ghent.com   (317 words)

  
 destinationGhent.com | Historic Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia
With it’s unique blend of fine restaurants, boutiques, cafes, shopping, professional services, and quiet residential neighborhoods, Norfolk’s Historic Ghent is truly a diverse urban destination.
Visit the Annual Ghent Tree lighting at Blair on November 30th.
Enjoy Ghent's award winning restaurants, experience our chef created specials and save, three courses at a pre fixed price of $15 or $20.
www.destinationghent.com   (191 words)

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