Dalhem

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Not to be confused with Dalem (disambiguation) or Dahlem (disambiguation).
Dalhem
Municipality
Dalhem - Le Wichet de la Rose.jpg
Coat of arms of Dalhem
Coat of arms
Dalhem is located in Belgium
Dalhem
Dalhem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°43′N 05°43′E / 50.717°N 5.717°E / 50.717; 5.717Coordinates: 50°43′N 05°43′E / 50.717°N 5.717°E / 50.717; 5.717
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
 • Mayor Jean Claude Dewez (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, PS
Area
 • Total 36.06 km2 (13.92 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 6,996
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal codes 4606-4608
Area codes 04
Website www.dalhem.be

Dalhem is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On 1 January 2012 Dalhem had a total population of 6,996. The total area is 36.06 km² which gives a population density of 180 inhabitants per km². The name Dalhem is of Germanic origin and means "place of residence in the valley" (lit. dale home/dale ham).

The municipality of Dalhem consists beside the namegiving place of the following locations: Saint André, Berneau (German: Bernau), Bombaye (Dutch: Bolbeek), Feneur, Mortroux, Neufchâteau and Warsage (Dutch: Weerst). It took part of the fusion of municipalities in Belgium in 1977. The Château de Wodémont is within the municipality.

Sport[edit]

Rugby Union team Coq Mosan play in the village of Berneau in the Dalhem municipality.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Albert Thys (1849 – 1915, in Dalhem), businessman
  • Henri Francotte (1856 – 1918, in Dalhem), ancient historian, burgomaster of Dalhem
  • Roger Claessen (1941 – 1982, in Dalhem-Weerst), football player

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