Henri-Chapelle

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Saint Georges church

Henri-Chapelle (French; Walloon: Hinri-Tchapele, Dutch: Hendrik-Kapelle, Limburgish: Kapäl) is a section of the municipality of Welkenraedt in Liège province, Wallonia, Belgium. Just 300 metres (1,000 ft) west of the town, near the water tower, is the highest point in the Herve plateau, at 354 metres (1,161 ft) above sea level.

Henri-Chapelle was its own municipality until January 1, 1977 when it was merged with Welkenraedt as part of the fusion of municipalities in Belgium. Its postal code is 4841.

War graves[edit]

4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) north of the town, at Vogelsang-Hombourg, is the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, which contains the graves of 7,992 members of the American military who died in World War II.

Nut fair[edit]

Every autumn for the past 260 years, Henri-Chapelle has hosted a nut fair.[1]

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Coordinates: 50°41′N 5°56′E / 50.683°N 5.933°E / 50.683; 5.933