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is a municipality
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located in the Belgian
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province of East Flanders
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. The municipality comprises the towns of De Klinge
De Klinge , a Belgian town and part of the municipality of Sint-Gillis-Waas in the province of Oost-Vlaanderen , is located on the border with the Netherlands province of Zeeland and within the non-administrative region known as the Waasland or the Land van Waas...
, Meerdonk, Sint-Gillis-Waas proper and Sint-Pauwels. On January 1, 2006 Sint-Gillis-Waas had a total population of 17,908. The total area is 54.98 km² which gives a population density
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of 326 inhabitants per km².