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Kingdom of Belgium
Western Europe
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Antwerp is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders. It has a population of 520,504 and its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people, coming in second behind the capital Brussels.

Blue Gate Antwerp is being developed to be a water-linked eco-effective industrial business park, with the aim of generating around 1,500 to 2,000 jobs in the initial phase. While sustainability is the key word in the Blue Gate Antwerp project, eco-effectiveness is the guiding principle. That means closing cycles: no waste and maximum reuse of water, materials and energy.

Ghent is a Belgian metropolitan city with a surface of 15,643 ha, 60,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area and 258,119 inhabitants in Ghent itself. People from 161 different nationalities are spread over 25 neighbourhoods sharing their diverse cultural experiences and backgrounds. It is the largest student city in the region of Flanders, with about 75,000 students. Current unemployment rate is at about 9.2%.

Ghent is a city and a municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province and after Antwerp the largest municipality of Belgium. The population in Ghent was 259,083 (2017), while the larger melopolitan has more than half a million inhabitants.