Bassenge

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Bassenge
Bitsingen  (Dutch)
Municipality
Le Geer à Bassenge.JPG
Coat of arms of Bassenge
Coat of arms
Bassenge is located in Belgium
Bassenge
Bassenge
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 05°36′E / 50.767°N 5.600°E / 50.767; 5.600Coordinates: 50°46′N 05°36′E / 50.767°N 5.600°E / 50.767; 5.600
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
 • Mayor Josly Piette
 • Governing party/ies CDH
Area
 • Total 38.17 km2 (14.74 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 8,994
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Postal codes 4690
Area codes 04
Website www.bassenge.be

Bassenge is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Bassenge had a total population of 8,335. The total area is 38.17 km² which gives a population density of 218 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is formed of Bassenge itself together with the villages of Boirs (Beurs), Eben-Emael, Glons (Glaaien), Roclenge-sur-Geer (Rukkelingen-aan-de-Jeker), and Wonck (Wonk).

Historic sites[edit]

Fort Eben-Emael was a major fortress intended to defend Belgium against attack from Germany. Built in the 1930s, it was swiftly captured by German forces in May 1940 during the Belgian Campaign of the Second World War.

Eben-Ezer Tower, also known as le musée du silex (the museum of flint) is a fantastical tower built of flint rubble in the 1960s by Robert Garcet and decorated with mystical and religious symbols.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Tower of Eben-Ezer". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bassenge at Wikimedia Commons