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West Flanders coastline in the Middle-Ages

Testerep (or Ter Streep) was an island along the Belgian coast. Fishing villages were scattered about, among them were Oostende and Westende. Oostende being the far east (Oost-ende: east-end), Westende the far west (West-ende: west-end), and Middelkerke (literally 'middle-church') the middle of the island. Later, the sea level dropped and the island became connected to the Belgian coast.

Coordinates: 51°11′24″N 2°49′48″E / 51.19000°N 2.83000°E / 51.19000; 2.83000