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Oost Vlaanderen, or East Flanders, is a flat, agriculturally fertile province, criscrossed by rivers and canals. The largest city is Gent, which contains approximately a quarter of the province's population of 1 million. At Gent, the Scheldt River and the Leie River come together; the Dender River flows near the eastern end of the province. Northeast of Gent lies the beautiful Waasland district, whose capital is Sint-Niklaas.

Though damaged during the World Wars, the devastation in Oost Vlaanderen was not as complete as in its sister province of West-Vlaanderen.