Herbeumont

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Herbeumont
Municipality
The town hall
The town hall
Flag of Herbeumont
Flag
Herbeumont is located in Belgium
Herbeumont
Herbeumont
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°E / 49.78083; 5.23750Coordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°E / 49.78083; 5.23750
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Luxembourg
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Government
 • Mayor Jean Guillaume
 • Governing party/ies REGIS
Area
 • Total 58.81 km2 (22.71 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,559
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Postal codes 6887
Area codes 061
Website (French) (Dutch) herbeumont.be

Herbeumont is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg. On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 58.81 km², had 1,536 inhabitants, giving a population density of 26.1 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Herbeumont proper, Saint-Médard, and Straimont. Other population centers include: Gribomont, Martilly, and Menugoutte.

Escape Dutroux[edit]

In April 1998 Marc Dutroux escaped from his guards while being transferred to court without handcuffs by overpowering one of his guards and taking his pistol, but was captured later in Herbeumont by a ranger in the nearby woods. This resulted in the resignation of minister of interior Johan Vande Lanotte, minister of justice Stefaan De Clerck and the former police chief.

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  • Media related to Herbeumont at Wikimedia Commons