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Sint-Denijs-Westrem is a veelage in the Belgian province o East Flanders. It is pairt o the ceety o Ghent, lyin tae the soothwast o the ceety center, atween Sint-Martens-Latem, De Pinte, Zwijnaarde an Afsnee.

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Sint-Denijs-Westrem lies on the Roman road atween Kortrijk an Ghent. Aircheological digs on the Flanders Expo steid hae shown significant signs o settlement frae prehistory through the middle ages[1].

Durin the late Middle Ages the castles o Idewalle, Borluut, Darupt, Hof ten Broecke, Maaltekasteel wur biggit in an aroond the Sint-Denijs-Westrem aurie.

The toun square ("Gemeenteplein") wis biggit atween 1895 an 1899.

Till the 20t century the aurie wis mainly agrarian an spairsely populatit; frae the seicont hauf o the 20t century on the veelage haes been steadily mair densely biggit up, wi mony castle grunds subdivided for hoosin development.

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  1. Geschiedenis van Afsnee en Sint-Denijs-Westrem Accessed June 6, 2008.

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Coordinates: 51°1′17″N 3°40′8″E / 51.02139°N 3.66889°E / 51.02139; 3.66889