Lierneux

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Lierneux
Municipality
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Lierneux is located in Belgium
Lierneux
Lierneux
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°17′N 05°48′E / 50.283°N 5.800°E / 50.283; 5.800Coordinates: 50°17′N 05°48′E / 50.283°N 5.800°E / 50.283; 5.800
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Louis Gaiotti
Area
 • Total 92.08 km2 (35.55 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,493
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Postal codes 4990
Area codes 080
Website www.lierneux.be

Lierneux is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Province of Liege. On January 1, 2006 Lierneux had a total population of 3,367. The total area is 92.08 km² which gives a population density of 37 inhabitants per km². Lierneux is known for its psychiatric hospital CHS l'Accueil.

History[edit]

Within the bounds of the municipality a lies a memorial site to the tribute of the 82nd Airborne Division who won the battle of the Bulge against a German SS division December 22nd 1944.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hendriks, Jan (1995). A Hell in the Snow the Battle Near Grand Sart (Lierneux) on January 7th 1945. Birds Nest Books (Missoula, MT, U.S.A.).