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Anderlecht (änˈdərlĕkht) [key], commune (1991 pop. 87,884), Brussels region., central Belgium, on the Charleroi-Brussels Canal, an industrial and residential suburb of Brussels. Erasmus lived (1517–21) in Anderlecht, and his house is a museum.

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