Ghent is the capital of the Belgian province of East Flanders. Ghent arose from Celtic settlements located in swampy area at the confluence of the Lys (Leie) and the Scheldt. Ghent is a charming city where the affluence in previous centuries is still evident in the city centre. The city offers a wide range of museums that cover several topics, including classical art, contemporary art, design, the history of Ghent and the flourishing textile industry in the region.The touristic city center, especially the historic core, is not very big. The main attractions are all within walking distance.

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Ghent is the capital of the Belgian province of East Flanders. Ghent arose from Celtic settlements located in swampy area at the confluence of the Lys (Leie) and the Scheldt. Ghent is a charming city where the affluence in previous centuries is still evident in the city centre. The city offers a wide range of museums that cover several topics, including classical art, contemporary art, design, the history of Ghent and the flourishing textile industry in the region.The touristic city center, especially the historic core, is not very big. The main attractions are all within walking distance.

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