Chaumont-Gistoux


Chaumont-Gistoux
Chaumont-Gistoux

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Chaumont-Gistoux is located in Belgium
Chaumont-Gistoux
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°41′N 04°44′E / 50.683°N 4.733°E / 50.683; 4.733
Country Belgium
Region Walloon Region
Community French Community
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 - Mayor Luc Decorte (ARC)
 - Governing party/ies ARC, Ecolo
Area
 - Total 48.09 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)[1]
 - Total 11,338
 - Density 235.8/km2 (610.6/sq mi)
Postal codes 1325
Area codes 010
Website www.chaumont-gistoux.be

Chaumont-Gistoux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On 1 January 2006 Chaumont-Gistoux had a total population of 10,926. The total area is 48.09 km² which gives a population density of 227 inhabitants per km².

It was formed from the fusion, in 1977, of Dion-Valmont (itself a fusion in 1971 of Dion-le-Val and Dion-le-Mont), Bonlez, Corroy-le-Grand, Longueville and Chaumont-Gistoux. The administrative offices are now in the village of Gistoux.

It is a semi-rural commune with several working farms, large areas given over to fields and forests, although there is a major industry of sand extraction, now mostly in decline. Due to this history there are now several haulage and construction firms based in the commune.

Chaumont-Gistoux is on the KW-line, a defensive line erected early in the 2nd World War, intended to prevent invasion from Germany. A small museum houses information about the line and many exhibits from the war.

Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Belgium grew up in Chaumont-Gistoux. The Coombs family still resides there to this day, and the Princess, her husband Prince Laurent and their children are often seen in the municipality.

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