Ghent · Population

Question: What is the population of Ghent? Answer: Ghent (Gent, Gand; Ghent), Belgium (Administrative unit: East Flanders) - last known population is ≈ 253 300 (year 2015). This was 2.241% of total Belgium population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2015 (+0.8%/year), Ghent population in 2024 would be: 272 112*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1900-1947] +0.28 %/year
[1947-1984] -0.21 %/year
[1984-1990] -0.35 %/year
[1990-2000] -0.28 %/year
[2000-2010] +0.82 %/year
[2010-2015] +0.8 %/year


GPS coordinates: 51.05, 3.717

Local time in Ghent: 01:43 Thursday GMT+2.

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Ghent on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1900e, 1947e, 1984e, 1990e, 2000e, 2010e, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Statistics Belgium, NIS-INS, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Bevolking - Cijfers bevolking 1990-2009
Bevolking - Cijfers bevolking 2010-2015
List of cities in Belgium y1984
Liste des communes de Belgique par population y1947
Province population history
• Annuaire Statistique de la Belgique 1984
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).