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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, canals and dikes were built 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