Great 4k uhd timelapse footage. Daytime and night time, zoom in zoom out and stabile versions of time lapse footages are available. Ghent is a city and a municipality located in theFlemish Region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie and in the Late Middle Agesbecame one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe with some 50,000 people in 1300. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university. The municipality comprises the city of Ghent proper and the surrounding towns of Afsnee,Desteldonk, Drongen, Gentbrugge, Ledeberg, Mariakerke, Mendonk, Oostakker, Sint-Amandsberg,Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Sint-Kruis-Winkel, Wondelgem and Zwijnaarde. With 240,191 inhabitants in the beginning of 2009, Ghent is Belgium’s second largest municipality by number of inhabitants. Themetropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,205 km2 465 sq mi and has a total population of 594,582 as of 1 January 2008, which ranks it as the fourth most populous in Belgium. The current mayor of Ghent, Daniël Termont, leads a coalition of the Socialistische Partij Anders, Groen and Open VLD. The ten-day-long Ghent Festival Gentse Feesten in Dutch is held every year and attended by about 1-1.5 million visitors. Belgium is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres 11,787 sq mi and has a population of about 11 million people. Gent ghent belgium old town bruges brugge city medieval europe building river. Straddling the cultural boundary between Germanic and Latin Europe, Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish community, which constitutes about 59% of the population, and the French-speaking, mostly Walloon population, which comprises 41% of all Belgians. Additionally, there is a small group of German-speakers who live in the East Cantons located around the High Fens area, and bordering Germany. Belgium is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. It is divided into three regions and three communities, that exist next to each other. Its two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia. Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of government. Landmark cityscape house travel canal water tourism european street historic. Historically, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg were known as the Low Countries; it once covered a somewhat larger area than the current Benelux group of states. The region was called Belgica in Latin, after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. From the 16th century until the Belgian Revolution in 1830, when Belgium seceded from theNetherlands, the area of Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, causing it to be dubbed the Battlefield of Europe, a reputation strengthened by both world wars. Bridge belgian view scenery church benelux day people downtown tower castle. Upon its independence, Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa. The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled bydifferences in language and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups remain; the formation of a coalition government took 18 months following the June 2010 federal election. Cruise scene sight landscape panorama sightseeing bar cafe restaurant pub shop. Belgium is a founding member of the European Union, Eurozone, NATO, OECD and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union. Its capital, Brussels, hosts several of the EU’s official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium is also a part of the Schengen Area. Business crowded pedestrian tourist road lifestyle. Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy and is categorized as very high in the Human Development Index. Bruges is the capital and largest city of theprovince of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge from Brugge aan zee meaning Bruges on Sea. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval-shaped and about 430 hectares in size. The city’s total population is 117,073 1 January 2008, of whom around 20,000 live in the city centre. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 616 km2 238 sq mi and has a total of 255,844 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008. Along with a few other canal-based northern cities, such as Amsterdam and Stockholm, it is sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North. Bruges has a significant economic importance thanks to its port and was once the chief commercial city in the world. Bruges is well known as the seat of the College of Europe, an elite university institute for European studies regarded as theEU’s very own Oxbridge. Please also check my portfolio for more travel videos. I have videos from over 50 countries, 1.000 cities.