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. In 2021, Grobbendonk had a total population of 11,249. The total area is 28.36 km2.[2]

Flag of Grobbendonk
Coat of arms of Grobbendonk
Location of Grobbendonk
Grobbendonk is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Grobbendonk in the province of Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
 • MayorMarianne Verhaert [nl] (GiB)
 • Governing party/iesGib (local Open VLD), N-VA
 • Total28.37 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
 • Total11,172
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2280, 2288
NIS code
Area codes014, 03

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.

Lord of Grobbendonk edit

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 inhabitants edit

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2020". Statbel.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 13010". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.

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