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Genappe is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On 1 January 2006 Genappe had a total population of 14,136. The total area is 89.57 km² which gives a population density of 158 inhabitants per km².

Genappe
Municipality
Grand Place Genappe.jpg
Flag of Genappe
Flag
Coat of arms of Genappe
Coat of arms
Genappe is located in Belgium
Genappe
Genappe
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Genappe in Walloon Brabant
Genappe Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°36′N 04°27′E / 50.600°N 4.450°E / 50.600; 4.450Coordinates: 50°36′N 04°27′E / 50.600°N 4.450°E / 50.600; 4.450
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Gérard Couronné (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR-IC
Area
 • Total 89.57 km2 (34.58 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 15,334
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Postal codes 1470-1474, 1476
Area codes 067
Website www.genappe.be

Villages in the municipality of Genappe are:

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HistoryEdit

To be expanded

Although his birthplace was probably Boulogne-sur-Mer, one 13th-century chronicler cites Baisy (now Baisy-Thy in Genappe), as the birthplace of Godfrey of Bouillon, the best-known leader of the First Crusade (1096-1099).[2]

Postal historyEdit

The Genappe post-office opened before 1830. It used a postal code 48 with bars (before 1864), and 145 with points before 1870. BOUSVAL opened on 8 April 1880.[3]

Postal codes in 1969 (before the merger of municipalities in 1977):[4] - 1470 Genappe - 1471 Loupoigne - 1472 Vieux-Genappe - 1473 Glabais - 1474 Ways - 1475 Baisy-Thy - 1476 Houtain-le-Val - 1488 Bousval.

Twinned citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ L. Bréhier, "Godfrey of Bouillon" in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1909), citing Haigneré, Mémoires lus à la Sorbonne, Paris, 1868, 213
  3. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  4. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Genappe at Wikimedia Commons