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Anderlecht

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Anderlecht (ɑ̃dəʁlɛkt, ˈɑndərlɛxt) is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium. Located in the south-western part of the region, it is bordered by the City of Brussels, Forest, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, and Saint-Gilles, as well as the Flemish municipalities of Dilbeek and Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch). There are several historically and architecturally distinct districts within Anderlecht. , the municipality had a population of 122,547 inhabitants. The total area is , which gives a population density of . Its upper area is greener and less densely populated. History Origins and medieval times The first traces of human activity on the right bank of the Senne date from the Stone Age and Bronze Age. The remnants of a Roman villa and of a Frankish necropolis were also found on the territory of Anderlecht. The first mention of the name Anderlecht, howev
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