Temse

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Temse

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Temse is located in Belgium
Temse
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°12′E / 51.117°N 4.2°E / 51.117; 4.2Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°12′E / 51.117°N 4.2°E / 51.117; 4.2
Country Belgium
Region Flemish Region
Community Flemish Community
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Sint-Niklaas
Government
 • Mayor Luc De Ryck (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
Area
 • Total 39.92 km2 (15.41 sq mi)
Population (January 2010)
 • Total 28,147
 • Density 705.09/km2 (1,826.16/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Foreigners 3.22% (7 January 2005)
Postal codes 9140
Area codes 03

Temse is a municipality in Belgium. It is in the province of East Flanders, in the region of Flanders. There are four towns in the municipality: Temse, Elversele, Steendorp, and Tielrode. In 2007, 26667 people lived there.[1] It is at 51° 07 North, 04° 12 East.[2]

The name Temse comes from the Gaul (Gallo-Roman) word Tamisiacum or Tamasiacum. Until the early 20th century (1900s), the French name of the city was used: Tamise.

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