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Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Dutch, ) or Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (French, ), often simply called Molenbeek, is one of 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium). Located in the west of the region, it is bordered by the City of Brussels, from which it is separated by the Brussels–Charleroi Canal, as well as by the municipalities of Anderlecht, Dilbeek, Jette, Koekelberg and Sint-Agatha-Berchem. The Molenbeek brook, from which it takes its name, flows through the municipality. In common with all of Brussels’ municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

In 2014, Molenbeek had a population of 94,854 inhabitants. It is densely populated, at 16,357 PD/km2, twice the average of Brussels. Its upper area is greener and less densely populated.

In 2015, Molenbeek gained international attention as the base of Islamist terrorists, who carried out attacks in both France and Belgium. The municipality's mayor has described it as "a breeding ground for violence". As of early 2016, Molenbeek held a reputation as a safe haven for jihadists in relation to the support shown by some residents towards the bombers who carried out the Paris and Brussels attacks.

The name Molenbeek derives from two Dutch words: molen, meaning "mill", and beek, meaning "brook". Although first applied to the brook that ran through the village, the name eventually came to be used to designate the village itself, around the year 985. The suffix Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans refers to the parish's patron saint, Saint John the Baptist.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 50° 51' 19" N / 4° 19' 3" E | Time zone : UTC+1:0 / UTC+2 | Currency : EUR | Telephone : 32  

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