Burst (village)


Burst is a borough of Erpe -Mere at the Molenbeek in Denderstreek in the Flanders region. It lies in the southeast of the province of East Flanders and belongs to Arrondissement Aalst. The borough is bordered by the boroughs Bambrugge and Aaigem and the municipalities of Herzele (Part communities Ressegem and Borsbeke ) and Sint -Lievens -Houtem (Part communities Vlierzele and Zonnegem ). Burst has 2968 inhabitants ( 1 January 2003) and an area of 3.83 km ². The population density is 776 inh. / Km ².


The name burst was first found in a charter of St. Pietersabdij ( Abbey) in Ghent. This document from 1042 states that the village is adjacent brush with a homonymous river, the " fluviolum Bursitia juxta brush ". A century later, in 1151, Burst was called for the first time under its current name. In addition, the village was called in the following decades in several documents Borst, Bost and bust. In 1846 the village had 125 farms, including some large ones. At that time there was in the village a wheat windmill, three breweries and three distilleries. At the beginning of the 19th century, the village had 304 inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century it had 963 inhabitants.


In burst the Sint- Martinus church. Burst is part of the Office of the Dean of Lede. There are anno 2011 still nine chapels. Most are still in good condition, but there are also some that are not entertained. He is also a cave in burst.

The Church of burst, side view

The chapel in the middle of Gentsestraat

The chapel at the end of Gentsestraat

The chapel at the beginning of Dorent

The chapel in the middle of Dorent

The chapel at the end of Dorent

The poor state in the chapel at the end of Dorent

The chapel Kerkstraat

The chapel Stationsstraat

The chapel Stokt

The chapel Akkerstraat

The cave of burst


In burst the football club KFC Olympic burst (2012 ) is currently active in the third Provincial of the Province of East Flanders plays.


By the burst Molenbeekroute runs. The Molenbeekroute is a hub system, known primarily for the mill of the community Erpe -Mere and two streams, both of which bear the name Molenbeek ( mill creek ).

End of a closed town in burst

Boroughs: Aaigem | Bambrugge | burst | Erondegem | Erpe | Mere | Ottergem | Vlekkem Weiler: Egem

List of municipalities in Belgium | Arrondissement Aalst | East Flanders | Flanders

  • Place in the province of East Flanders
  • Erpe -Mere