(population 45,000, Dutch Vlissingen
) is a city in the southwestern Netherlands
, in the province of Zeeland
, on the former island of Walcheren
The municipality also comprises the following towns, villages and townships: Oost-Souburg, Ritthem (West-Souburg is just a quarter).
Having a strategic location between the Scheldt river and the North Sea, Flushing has been a important harbour for centuries. It was granted city rights in 1315.
Railway stations: Vlissingen, Vlissingen Souburg.