Sint-Truiden is a commune of 37,000 residents, thirty-five kilometers northwest of the city of Liege
province. The original settlement was founded by the monk St. Trudo in the seventh century. It is now surrounded by a cherry growing region, and heavily industrialized within the city limits. Sint Truiden has many old churches worth visiting; the 15th century gothic Church of Notre Dame right off of the town square is a good place to begin.
Aalst, Brustem, Duras, Engelmanshoven, Gelinden, Gelmen, Gorsem, Groot-Gelmen, Halmaal, Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden, Ordingen, Runkelen, Velm, Wilderen, and Zepperen are boroughs within the municipal district of Sint Truiden. (There is another Aalst in Oost-Vlaanderen province.)