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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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Flushing is also
  1. a section of the borough of Queens in New York City. Before the consolidation of New York City in 1898, Flushing was a town in Queens County, and the United States Postal Service still treats Flushing as a separate town. Downtown Flushing is currently a Chinese community. See Chinatown
  2. a city in Genesee County, Michigan: see Flushing, Michigan
  3. a village in Belmont County, Ohio: see Flushing, Ohio

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