Infobox Belgium Municipality
mayor=Benoît Dispa (Bailli)
web= [http://www.gembloux.be/ www.gembloux.be]
Gembloux (in Walloon: "Djiblou"; in Dutch: "Gembloers") is a Walloon
municipalitylocated in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 January 2006the municipality had 21,964 inhabitants. The total area is 95.86 km², giving a population densityof 229 inhabitants per km².The mayor, who has been elected on 8th October 2006, is Benoît Dispa.
This city is well known for its Agronomical University and for its
cutlery. The university is housed in the historical Abbey of Gembloux, which dates from the tenth century.
Gembloux's Belfry belongs to the set of
belfries of Belgium and Franceinscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005.
In the vicinity of the town, in 1578, the
Battle of Gemblouxwas fought; in May 1940 the Battle of Gembloux, a tank battle during the larger Battle of France. Gembloux Abbeywas an abbey near Gembloux.
Gembloux is twinned with
Epinal, France: since 1974
Skyros, Greece: since 1994
Crealys Science Park
* [http://www.gembloux.be/ Gembloux official site] (in French)
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