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Flag of Temse
Coat of arms of Temse
Coat of arms
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Sint-Niklaas
 • Mayor Luc De Ryck (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
 • Total 39.92 km2 (15.41 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 29,194
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes 9140
Area codes 03
Website www.temse.be

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.[2] It is at 51° 07 North, 04° 12 East.[3]

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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