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Flushing, Netherlands

Flushing (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.

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