Sint-Niklaas


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Sint-Niklaas

(sĭnt-nē`kläs), Fr. Saint-Nicolas, city (1991 pop. 68,203), East Flanders prov., N Belgium. It is the commercial, industrial, and transportation center of the Waas region, which has been transformed from a wasteland into an intensively cultivated area.
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Sint-Niklaas

 

a city in northern Belgium, in the province of East Flanders. Population, 49,000 (1974). Sint-Niklaas is an important transportation junction. It has a textile industry, which produces primarily cotton fabric; it also has machine-building, metalworking, and food-processing enterprises. [23–1292–]

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