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District Sint-Niklaas (East-Flanders)

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The administrative district Sint-Niklaas was created in 1818, as a split-off from the district Dendermonde. The roots of the district are older, because they go back to the feudal castelanny Waasland, that did exist until 1795. And this castellany does have his roots in the Pagus Wasia (or "Land van Waas") (around 800, but probably older).

This pagus was, with the one of Gent, in the hands of a landlord Waltcaud. his sons and grand-son did become the first Counts of Flanders. [1]

The capital was and is the city Sint-Niklaas, although Lokeren did have far more inhabitants in the 19th century.

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