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Welcome to Ghent ...

The city of Ghent is located in Lyon County.

The location of Ghent has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Ghent: GENT<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ghent has a population of 370 people<3> (see below for details).

Ghent is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ghent lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ghent is within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Ghent: 56239<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ghent had a population of 370 people. This makes Ghent the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 370 people, the population of Ghent increased 17.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 315 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ghent had an population of 370 people (or an increase of 17.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ghent.

Communities Also Named Ghent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Ghent - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ghent.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ghent. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ghent. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ghent.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ghent:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ghent ...

Looking for more information about Ghent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ghent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ghent.

Communities near Ghent ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Marshall   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Ghent

Minneota   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ghent

Cottonwood   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ghent

Clarkfield   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Ghent

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Balaton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Ghent

Ivanhoe   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Ghent

Located in Lincoln County

Lynd   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Ghent

Russell   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Ghent

Hanley Falls   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ghent

Located in Yellow Medicine County

Milroy   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Ghent

Located in Redwood County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ghent.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Lyon County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ghent. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ghent. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ghent.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ghent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ghent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ghent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ghent) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ghent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ghent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ghent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5113, Longitude: -95.8929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ghent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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