|• Mayor||Loïc D'Haeyer (PS)|
|• Governing party/ies||PS - DéFI|
|• Total||59.28 km2 (22.89 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
Traces of agriculture dating back to the Neolithic Age were found in area known as Fleurjoux and Neuve Baraque. Later the site saw the construction of the Chaussée Brunehaut, a road network of uncertain origin, perhaps attributable to the Roman Empire.
The town has given its name to three battles fought in the area :
- The Battle of Fleurus (1622) in the Thirty Years' War.
- The Battle of Fleurus (1690) in the Nine Years' War.
- The Battle of Fleurus (1794) in the French Revolutionary Wars.
The battles have been commemorated in ship names of the countries involved, which in turn has led to Fleurus Island in Antarctica being named after SS Fleurus, a Norwegian trawler operated between the Falkland Islands and the whaling station on South Georgia in the 1920s. The "Rue de Fleurus" is on the Left Bank in Paris.
In World War II, the only fighting near Fleurus was a tank battle southwest of the town at Vieux Campinaire in September 1944.
0.1 km2 (24.71 acres) was added to the municipality's area in the early 2000s.
Children's publisher Proost is a major local employer. The Institut national des radioéléments produces radioactive isotopes for medical use.
|January 2002||22,324 (10,626 males and 11,698 females)||377.22/km²||59.18 km²|
|January 2004||22,209 (10,619 males, 11,590 females)||374.64/km²||59.28 km²|
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- "Fleurus Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Media related to Fleurus at Wikimedia Commons