Place:Sint-Gillis, Brabant, Belgium

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NameSint-Gillis
Alt namesSaint-Gilles
Sint-Gillissource: Wikipedia
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.817°N 4.333°E
Located inBrabant, Belgium
Also located inBrussels-Capital Region, Belgium    
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Saint-Gilles (French, pronounced ) or Sint-Gillis (Dutch, pronounced ) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.

Saint-Gilles has a multicultural identity stemming from its diverse population. For example, the central square (French: Place Van Meenen, Dutch: Van Meenenplein) hosts the annual festival of Brussels' Portuguese community. The housing stock varies from semi-derelict tenements near the Brussels-South railway station in the north, to elegant patrician houses on the southern borders with Uccle and Ixelles, to tourist hotels at the inner end of the Chaussée de Charleroi/Charleroisesteenweg. Saint-Gilles is also known as one of the centers of artistic and student life in Brussels .

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