Grobbendonk

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Grobbendonk
Municipality
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Flag of Grobbendonk
Flag
Coat of arms of Grobbendonk
Coat of arms
Grobbendonk is located in Belgium
Grobbendonk
Grobbendonk
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°43′E / 51.200°N 4.717°E / 51.200; 4.717
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Eric van Meensel (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 11,204
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2280, 2288
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.grobbendonk.be

Grobbendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣrɔbə(n)dɔŋk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen). The municipality comprises the towns of Bouwel and Grobbendonk proper. On January 1, 2006, Grobbendonk had a total population of 10,747. The total area is 28.36 km² which gives a population density of 379 inhabitants per km².

The official flag of Grobbendonk was adopted in 1989. In terms of heraldry, the flag is quartered, I and IV argent, three hills vert, a bird sable (specifically a raven), II and III gules three fleur-de-lis argent.

Lord of Grobbendonk[edit]

The house of Ursel is still lord of Grobbendonk, owner of the Heerlijkheid.

The heerlijkheid was in 1545 property of Erasmus II Schetz, the first Baron was his grandson Antonie II Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonck. The next generations were created Count of Grobbendonk, amongst these descendant duke of Ursel who was herederuty Count of Grobbendonk.

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