Talk:Aalst, Belgium

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There should be a disambiguation here betweeb Aalst in Belgium and Aalst in the Netherlands (next to Eindhoven). I post that here since I don't yet know how to do that myself.

Done. — Vildricianus 16:33, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Belfry[edit]

I'd like to point out that the building in the picture is not the "town hall" but the belfry (Dutch: belfort) of Aalst. The town hall (Dutch: stadhuis) is situated about 20 m to the right of this building. I had changed this to "belfry" earlier, but someone restored the mistake.isidora

Location[edit]

The article currently asserts that Aalst is 19 miles NW of Brussels. But Encyclopedia Britannica claims the true distance is 15 miles/24 kilometers. Who's right? --Gwern (contribs) 17:29 17 December 2006 (GMT)

Language[edit]

I came here looking for info on which language is spoken in Aalst. Flemish, Walloon, dutch, french, German? I am going to have to look elsewhere i suppose. This made me wonder why the sidebox doesn't have a 'language' section? 81.111.39.191 (talk) 14:53, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Flemish is a regional form of Dutch, and the official language of all Flemish municipalities is Dutch (although a small number also have French as official language). So the official language in Aalst is Dutch, the colloquial, everyday form is Flemish, and then there's also a purely local dialect. Fram (talk) 15:02, 8 February 2010 (UTC)