Place:Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Alt namesAelstsource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-) accessed 16 March 2004
Alostsource: Wikipedia
Alostumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 14
Aolstsource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Halostasource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 14
Coordinates50.95°N 4.05°E
Located inOost-Vlaanderen, Belgium     (800 - )
See alsoAalst, Limburg, BelgiumAndere plaats met dezelfde naam
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Aalst (; , Local dialect: Oilsjt) is a city and municipality on the Dender River, 19 miles northwest from Brussels. It is located in the Flemish province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the city of Aalst itself and the villages of Baardegem, Erembodegem, Gijzegem, Herdersem, Hofstade, Meldert, Moorsel, and Nieuwerkerken. Aalst is crossed by the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Aalst and Hofstade. The current mayor of Aalst is Christoph D'Haese, from the New-Flemish Alliance party. The town has a long-standing (folkloric) feud with Dendermonde (situated north along the same river), which dates back from the Middle Ages.

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