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Grobbendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣrɔbə(n)dɔŋk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen). The municipality comprises the towns of Bouwel and Grobbendonk proper. On January 1, 2006, Grobbendonk had a total population of 10,747. The total area is 28.36 km² which gives a population density of 379 inhabitants per km².

Grobbendonk
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Flag of Grobbendonk
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Coat of arms of Grobbendonk
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Grobbendonk is located in Belgium
Grobbendonk
Grobbendonk
Location in Belgium
Location of Grobbendonk in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorMarianne Verhaert (GiB)
 • Governing party/iesGib (local Open VLD), N-VA
Area
 • Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total11,123
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2280, 2288
Area codes014, 03
Websitewww.grobbendonk.be

The official flag of Grobbendonk was adopted in 1989. In terms of heraldry, the flag is quartered, I and IV argent, three hills vert, a bird sable (specifically a raven), II and III gules three fleur-de-lis argent.

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Lord of GrobbendonkEdit

The house of Ursel is still lord of Grobbendonk, owner of the Heerlijkheid.

The heerlijkheid was in 1545 property of Erasmus II Schetz, the first Baron was his grandson Antonie II Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonck. The next generations were created Count of Grobbendonk, amongst these descendant duke of Ursel who was hereditary Count of Grobbendonk.

Famous inhabitantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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