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Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Temse
Coat of arms of Temse
Coat of arms
Temse is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°12′E / 51.117°N 4.200°E / 51.117; 4.200Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°12′E / 51.117°N 4.200°E / 51.117; 4.200
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Sint-Niklaas
 • Mayor Luc De Ryck (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, NV-A
 • Total 39.92 km2 (15.41 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 28,889
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes 9140
Area codes 03
Website www.temse.be

Temse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈt̪ɛms̪ə]) is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Elversele, Steendorp, Temse proper and Tielrode. On January 1, 2012 Temse had a total population of 28,809. The total area is 39.92 km² which gives a population density of 722 inhabitants per km². The name Temse is derived from the Gallo-Roman/Gaul 'Tamisiacum' or 'Tamasiacum'. This is also reflected by the French name for the town 'Tamise', used until early in the 20th century.


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