Dalhem

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Not to be confused with Dalem or Dahlem.
Dalhem
Municipality of Belgium
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.

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

Sport[edit]

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

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