Dalhem

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Dalhem
Municipality
Dalhem - Le Wichet de la Rose.jpg
Coat of arms of Dalhem
Coat of arms
Dalhem is located in Belgium
Dalhem
Dalhem
Location in Belgium
Location of Dalhem in Liège province
Dalhem Liège Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°43′N 05°43′E / 50.717°N 5.717°E / 50.717; 5.717Coordinates: 50°43′N 05°43′E / 50.717°N 5.717°E / 50.717; 5.717
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
 • Mayor Jean Claude Dewez (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, PS
Area
 • Total 36.06 km2 (13.92 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 7,331
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Postal codes 4606-4608
Area codes 04
Website www.dalhem.be

Dalhem is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On 1 January 2012 Dalhem had a total population of 6,996. The total area is 36.06 km² which gives a population density of 180 inhabitants per km². The name Dalhem is of Germanic origin and means "place of residence in the valley" (lit. dale home/dale ham).

The municipality of Dalhem consists of the village of Dalhem as well as the following locations: Saint-André, Berneau (German: Bernau), Bombaye (Dutch: Bolbeek), Feneur, Mortroux, Neufchâteau and Warsage (Dutch: Weerst). The current municipality was formed during the fusion of the Belgian municipalities in 1977. The Château de Wodémont is within the municipality.

Sport[edit]

Rugby Union team Coq Mosan play in the village of Berneau in the municipality.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Albert Thys (1849-1915, in Dalhem), businessman in Belgian Congo
  • Henri Francotte (de) (1856-1918, in Dalhem), ancient historian, burgomaster of Dalhem
  • Roger Claessen (1941–82, in Dalhem-Weerst), football player

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