Grâce-Hollogne

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Grâce-Hollogne
Municipality of Belgium
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Grâce-Hollogne is located in Belgium
Grâce-Hollogne
Grâce-Hollogne
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°39′N 05°30′E / 50.650°N 5.500°E / 50.650; 5.500Coordinates: 50°39′N 05°30′E / 50.650°N 5.500°E / 50.650; 5.500
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
 • Mayor Maurice Mottard
 • Governing party/ies PS
Area
 • Total 34.24 km2 (13.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 22,009
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal codes 4460
Area codes 04
Website www.grace-hollogne.be

Grâce-Hollogne is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Province of Liege. The municipality is effectively a part of the greater Liège conurbation, separated from Liège city centre by the municipality of Saint-Nicolas. Included within its boundaries is Liège airport.

On 1 January 2006 Grâce-Hollogne had a total population of 21,753. The total area is 34.24 km², which gives a population density of approximately 635 inhabitants per km².

History[edit]

Grâce-Hollogne was formed by the grouping of former municipalities Bierset, Grâce-Berleur, Hollogne-aux-Pierres, Horion-Hozémont, and Velroux, along with part of Mons-lez-Liège. The killing of four demonstrators in Grâce-Berleur[2] was one of the most significant moments in the so-called Royal Question of 1950, which grew out of resentment towards King Leopold III and his actions in World War Two.

In June 1995 it was from Grâce-Hollogne that Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo were infamously abducted to become victims of the notorious serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux.[3] One of the municipality's schools is now named Ecole Julie et Melissa[4] in honour of the murdered girls and flowers are still left regularly on the Julie & Melissa Monument.[5]

Economy[edit]

Avient Aviation has its Continental Europe offices on the property of Liège Airport.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
  2. ^ Detailed recounting of the events in Grace-Berleur, 1950
  3. ^ Skytopic
  4. ^ List of provincial and communal schools
  5. ^ Photo of the Julie & Melissa monument
  6. ^ "Welcome." Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "With head office in Harare, Zimbabwe, Avient has two further offices; one in continental Europe and the other in the United Kingdom."
  7. ^ "Contact Us." (Direct link to frame) Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "BELGIUM Liege Airport, Cargo Nord, Rue Saint Exupery 22, B-4460, Grace Hollogne, Belgium"

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