The city of Ghent is the capital and largest city of the province of East Flanders in Belgium. It is located towards the north of the country and covers an area of over 150 square kilometers, home to over 200,000 residents. A significant population of Ghent is comprised by youth and the city is home to over 60,000 students, since it is a university city.
In addition to the young people, a diverse community of residents live in the city. A sizable Muslim population is present in the town and the city offers quite a few facilities for Muslim travellers. Ghent also offers numerous attractions and places-of-interest for sight-seers - museums, castles and historic buildings.
Travellers to the city may also witness a number of cultural festivals which are held around the year. Prominent festivals held in Ghent include the International Film Festival of Ghent, Gentse Feesten and the Gentse Floraliën - which is an extensive botanical exhibition that is hosted every five years.
The closest airport to Ghent is the Antwerp International Airport, located about 60 kilometres away from the city centre of Ghent. It is a small commercial airport and offers basic facilities to passengers. Another airport located in relative close proximity to Ghent is the Brussels Airport which is located 66 kilometres away from Ghent.
Due to the number of Halal restaurants available in the city, finding Halal food in Ghent should not be too difficult. Some of the Halal restaurants in Ghent include the Moroccan restaurant Harira & Co., Lebanon Restaurant, Mario Pizza, Pizza Gülhan and Hunkar Kebab. Several more Halal food restaurant options are available at some of the neighbouring cities.
Prayer facilities in Ghent are available at some of the mosques in the city. Some of the mosques in Ghent include Hizirbey Camisi, Eyup Sultan Camisi and the Yavuz Sultan Selim Camii Derne which are all located within the city centre. Several other mosques in Antwerp are also available, located a short distance away.