Fernelmont

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Fernelmont
Municipality of Belgium
Fortified farmhouse of Fernelmont
Fortified farmhouse of Fernelmont
Coat of arms of Fernelmont
Coat of arms
Fernelmont is located in Belgium
Fernelmont
Fernelmont
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°33′N 04°59′E / 50.550°N 4.983°E / 50.550; 4.983Coordinates: 50°33′N 04°59′E / 50.550°N 4.983°E / 50.550; 4.983
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Nihoul
 • Governing party/ies LDB
Area
 • Total 65.61 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 7,354
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal codes 5380
Area codes 081
Website www.fernelmont.be
Fernelmont, the old keep (13th century) from which the commune takes its name.

Fernelmont (French pronunciation: ​[fɛʁ.nɛl.mɔ̃]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2013 Fernelmont had a total population of 7,360. The total area is 65.61 km2 which gives a population density of 112.2 inhabitants per km2.

Creation[edit]

The commune of Fernelmont was officially created on 3 January 1977, through the fusion of ten rural communes. It was named Fernelmont (Ash Tree Mountain) after a 13th-century castle which was positioned more or less at the centre of the newly created commune. None of the villages comprising the commune has ever been called Fernelmont, and the Maison Communale (town hall) is in Noville-les-Bois.

Villages[edit]

Hamlets[edit]

Economy[edit]

The commune includes a "Zone d'Activités Économiques" (Z.A.E. / light industrial zone), south of the village of Noville-les-Bois, designed to accommodate small and medium sized non-polluting businesses, covering an area of up to 120 hectares. At the end of 2010 the Z.A.E. already covered more than 50 hectares, having welcomed around 100 small and medium sized enterprises, and slightly more than 800 people were employed in the zone.

Culture and sights[edit]

Twin city[edit]

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