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Ghent

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-15 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-15 map







Facts in brief:

Town grew around two monasteries that were built here in 7th cen.; expanded after fortress was built on small island 10th cen.; was major commercial center producing wool by 13th cen.; was known as strong force against foreign rule through the centuries.

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