The village centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Aalst in the municipality of Zaltbommel.
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In 2005, the village of Aalst proper had 1950 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.32 km², and contained 525 residences. The statistical area "Aalst", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2020.
For a short while, Aalst was a separate municipality. In 1818, it became a part of the municipality of Poederoijen. According to the historian Van der Aa, there used to be an old castle here, but only a few remnants were left in the middle of the 19th century.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 1 (A), 1839, p. 15.
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