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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 41 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLANKENBERGHE, a seaside watering-place on the North Sea in the province of West Flanders, Belgium, 12 M. N.E. of Ostend, and about 9 M. N.W. of Bruges, with which it is connected by railway. It is more bracing than Ostend, and has a fine parade over a mile in length. During the season, which extends from June to September, it receives a large number of visitors, probably over 6o,000 altogether, from Germany as well as from Belgium. There is a small fishing port as well as a considerable fishing-fleet. Two miles north of this place along the dunes is Zeebrugge, the point at which the new ship-canal from Bruges enters the North Sea. Fixed population (19o4) 5925.

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