Fernelmont

Fernelmont (French pronunciation: ​[fɛʁnɛlmɔ̃]; Walloon: Ferneamont) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 October 2018, Fernelmont had a total population of 8,007. The total area is 65.61 km2 which gives a population density of 122 inhabitants per km2.

Fernelmont

Ferneamont  (Walloon)
Town hall of Fernelmont
Town hall of Fernelmont
Coat of arms of Fernelmont
Coat of arms
Fernelmont is located in Belgium
Fernelmont
Fernelmont
Location in Belgium
Location of Fernelmont in the province of Namur
Fernelmont Namur Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°33′N 04°59′E / 50.550°N 4.983°E / 50.550; 4.983Coordinates: 50°33′N 04°59′E / 50.550°N 4.983°E / 50.550; 4.983
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementNamur
Government
 • MayorChristelle Plomteux
 • Governing party/iesLDB
Area
 • Total65.61 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total7,923
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Postal codes
5380
Area codes081
Websitewww.fernelmont.be

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Fernelmont was officially created on 3 January 1977, through the fusion of ten rural municipalities. It was named Fernelmont (Ash Tree Mountain) after a 13th-century castle which was positioned more or less at the centre of the newly created municipality. None of the villages comprising the municipality has ever been called Fernelmont, and the Maison Communale (town hall) is in Noville-les-Bois.

Population centresEdit

Villages:

Hamlets:

EconomyEdit

The municipality includes a "Zone d'Activités Économiques" (Z.A.E. / light industrial zone), south of the village of Noville-les-Bois, designed to accommodate small and medium-sized non-polluting businesses, covering an area of up to 120 hectares. At the end of 2010 the Z.A.E. already covered more than 50 hectares, having welcomed around 100 small and medium-sized enterprises, and slightly more than 800 people were employed in the zone.

Culture and sightsEdit

 
Castle of Fernelmont, the old keep (13th century) from which the municipality takes its name.

Twin cityEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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