Temse

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Temse
Flag of Temse
Flag
Coat of arms of Temse
Coat of arms
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementSint-Niklaas
Government
 • MayorLuc De Ryck (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, VLD
Area
 • Total39.92 km2 (15.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total29,528
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes
9140
Area codes03
Websitewww.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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  3. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.