Trooz

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Trooz
Municipality of Belgium
Trooz: main street, with the cliffs behind illuminated by the setting sun
Trooz: main street,
with the cliffs behind illuminated by the setting sun
Trooz is located in Belgium
Trooz
Trooz
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°34′N 05°41′E / 50.567°N 5.683°E / 50.567; 5.683Coordinates: 50°34′N 05°41′E / 50.567°N 5.683°E / 50.567; 5.683
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
 • Mayor Denise Laurent (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS, MR
Area
 • Total 24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,076
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Postal codes 4870
Area codes 04
Website www.trooz.be

Trooz is a Walloon municipality of Belgium in Province of Liege.

On July 1, 2012 Trooz had 8,432 registered inhabitants, of whom 4,199 were male and 4,233 female. The total area is 24.00 km² which gives a population density of 351 inhabitants per km².[2]

Trooz is situated on the Vesdre River, and is part of the GREOA (Groupement Régional Économique des vallées de l'Ourthe et de l'Amblève) regional grouping for economic purposes.

Industrial heritage[edit]

The municipality includes several surrounding hamlets including Nessonvaux which is where, between 1904 and 1958, the Imperia company produced automobiles. The factory building survives. This building is one of two examples in Italy of test tracks on its roof. A better known roof test track is on the roof of the old Fiat factory in Turin.

The Imperia car factory at Nessonvaux, photographed in 2004: part of the 1928 roof-top test track can be seen on the right side of the building and has been ringed in this picture.

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