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Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde is a part of the municipality of Dendermonde in the Denderstreek in East Flanders in Belgium, a typical agricultural village in the Dendervallei near the junction of the railroads to Ghent, Mechelen and Brussels.

Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde is birthplace to poet Emmanuel Hiel (1834 - 1894) and literature historian Wies Moens (1898 - 1982).

Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde has a yearly flower show on the first Sunday of September, a parade of flower-covered floats built in the several districts of Sint-Gillis, to a different theme each year.

On 23 January 2009, a man attacked a children's daycare centre in the village, killing at least three people and wounding as many as twenty.[1] Italian singer Luciano Ligabue dedicated to the victims a song, Quando mi vieni a prendere? (Dendermonde 23/01/09) inserted in his 2010 album, Arrivederci, Mostro!.[2]


There is one cinema in Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde, named Cinema Albert. It is one of the oldest cinemas in Belgium, in business since 1914, and largely expanded after the First World War. It has been a family business from the start, and is still run by the same family since 1914. It ranks 36th in the Belgian list of top cinemas.


  1. ^ van de Velde, Antonia (2009-01-23). "Three die in Belgian child care center attack". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Quando mi vieni a prendere? (Dendermonde 23/01/09)". Ligachannel (in Italian). April 26, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 51°01′08″N 4°06′21″E / 51.01889°N 4.10583°E / 51.01889; 4.10583