Gembloux town hall square and belfry
|• Mayor||Benoît Dispa (Bailli)|
|• Governing party/ies||Bailli, Ecolo|
|• Total||95.86 km2 (37.01 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 21,964 inhabitants. The total area is 95.86 km², yielding a population density of 229 inhabitants per km². The mayor, who was elected on 8 October 2006, is Benoît Dispa.
The town grew around the Gembloux Abbey, founded in the tenth century. In the vicinity of the town, in 1578, the Battle of Gembloux was fought during the Eighty Years' War. In May 1940 the Battle of Hannut and the Battle of the Gembloux Gap took place nearby, tank battles during the larger Battle of France.
Gembloux is twinned with
- - Épinal, France : since 1974
- - Loughborough, United Kingdom : since 1993
- - Skyros, Greece : since 1994
- - Aller, Spain : since 2007
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
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- Gembloux official site (in French)