|Area (sq mi)||60,3|
|Population density (/sq mi)||4,300|
|Current mayor||Daniël Termont|
Ghent (Dutch: Gent, French: Gand, Spanish: Gante, Gaunt in Medieval English) is a city on the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie, in the Flanders region of Belgium (capital of Flanders). It enjoyed extreme prosperity in the Middle Ages and early modern period as a centre of cloth production. The decline of this industry ended the town's growth, but helped preserve its remarkable collection of historical buildings. Today Ghent is a popular tourist centre. Ghent has a population of 257,029 (2016).
The city is also the birthplace of Charles V (1500–1558), Holy Roman Emperor.
The Treaty of Ghent, that ended the War between the United States and the United Kingdom in 1812 was signed in the city of Ghent. For this reason there are a few towns in the United States named Ghent.
- Saint Bavo Cathedral
- Saint-Nicolas church
- Saint Michaels church
- Saint Michaels bridge