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Grobbendonk

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Country  Belgium
Postal codes  2280, 2288
Website  www.grobbendonk.be
Province  Antwerp
Region  Flemish Region
Area codes  014, 03
Local time  Friday 5:49 PM
Community  Flemish Community
Grobbendonk
Weather  11°C, Wind E at 6 km/h, 53% Humidity
Arrondissement  Arrondissement of Turnhout
Governing parties  New Flemish Alliance, Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams, Socialistische Partij Anders

Grobbendonk ( [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.

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Map of Grobbendonk, Belgium

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

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.

Famous inhabitants

  • Rik Van Looy, cyclist, twice World Cycling Champion
  • Herman Van Springel, cyclist, finished second in the Tour de France
  • References

    Grobbendonk Wikipedia


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