Sas van Gent ( ) is a 51°14′N 3°48′E / 51.233°N 3.800°E town in the Netherlands. It is located in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a part of the municipality of Terneuzen and lies about 30 km south of Vlissingen on the border with Belgium.
Ghent-Terneuzen Canal passes through Sas van Gent, and at that point there was a lock in the canal. The name of the village, Sas van Gent, means sluice of Ghent.
History [ edit ]
Sas van Gent was a separate municipality until 2003, when it was merged with
Terneuzen. The former municipality covered an area of 63.65 km² (of which 3.02 km² water). [1 ]
The former municipality of Sas van Gent also included the following towns, villages and townships:
Philippine, Westdorpe, Zandstraat. All are now part of Terneuzen.
Population and demographics [ edit ]
In 2001, the town of Sas van Gent had 3,854 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.5 km², and contained 1,843 residences.
The statistical area "Sas van Gent", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3,920 inhabitants. [2 ] [3 ]
Climate [ edit ]
Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The
Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is " Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/ Oceanic climate). [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), . (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area). Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001
^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), . As of 1 January 2005. Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005
^ Climate Summary for closest city on record
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