Dendermonde

Dendermonde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌdɛndərˈmɔndə], French: Termonde) is a city in the Flemish province of East Flanders in Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Dendermonde and the towns of Appels, Baasrode, Grembergen, Mespelare, Oudegem, Schoonaarde, and Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde. Dendermonde is at the mouth of the river Dender, where it flows into the Scheldt. The town has a long-standing folkloric feud with Aalst, south along the same river, which dates from the Middle Ages.

Dendermonde
Dendermonde City Hall and Belfry
Dendermonde
Location in Belgium
Location of Dendermonde in East Flanders
Coordinates: 51°02′N 04°06′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementDendermonde
Government
  MayorPiet Buyse (CD&V/N-VA)
  Governing party/iesCD&V/N-VA, SP.A-Spirit
Area
  Total55.67 km2 (21.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total45,673
  Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
9200
Area codes052
Websitewww.dendermonde.be

The city is an administrative, commercial, educational, and medical centre for the surrounding region. The current Mayor of Dendermonde is Piet Buyse (Christian Democratic and Flemish).