Sint-Amandsberg

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Sint-Amandsberg
Sint-AmandsbergLocation.svg
Coordinates: 51°03′14″N 3°44′57″E / 51.05389°N 3.74917°E / 51.05389; 3.74917Coordinates: 51°03′14″N 3°44′57″E / 51.05389°N 3.74917°E / 51.05389; 3.74917
Country Belgium
Province East Flanders
Municipality Ghent
Area
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 23,143
 • Density 3,864/km2 (10,010/sq mi)
Postcode 9040

Sint-Amandsberg is a sub-municipality of Ghent, Belgium. The municipality was formed in 1872 after splitting from Oostakker.

It is served by the Bus and train station of Gent Dampoort on the Ghent Antwerp NMBS/SNCB line.

During the First World War, on 7 June 1915, the German airschip LZ37 crashed after being destroyed by Reginald Warneford. A street was named Reginald Warnefordstreet on the spot where the airship crashed.

Centre of Sint-Amandsberg.

Campo Santo[edit]

In the Center is the famous Campo Santo (Gent), a Catholic burial site. The chapel on the hill was erected by Philips Erard van der Noot.

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