Town hall


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°39′N 05°30′E / 50.650°N 5.500°E / 50.650; 5.500Coordinates: 50°39′N 05°30′E / 50.650°N 5.500°E / 50.650; 5.500
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
  Mayor Maurice Mottard
  Governing party/ies PS
  Total 34.24 km2 (13.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 22,145
  Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal codes 4460
Area codes 04

Grâce-Hollogne (Walloon: Gråce-Hologne) is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country's Walloon Region and Province of Liege. The municipality is effectively a part of the greater Liège conurbation, separated from Liège city centre by the municipality of Saint-Nicolas. Included within its boundaries is Liège Airport.

On 1 January 2006 Grâce-Hollogne had a total population of 21,753. The total area is 34.24 km², which gives a population density of approximately 635 inhabitants per km².


Villages and towns:


Grâce-Hollogne was formed by the grouping of former municipalities Bierset, Grâce-Berleur, Hollogne-aux-Pierres, Horion-Hozémont, and Velroux, along with part of Mons-lez-Liège.

The killing of four demonstrators on 30 July 1950 in Grâce-Berleur[2] was one of the most significant moments in the so-called Royal Question of 1950, which grew out of resentment towards King Leopold III and his actions in World War II.

In June 1995 it was from Grâce-Hollogne that Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo were infamously abducted to become victims of the notorious serial killer and child molester Marc Dutroux.[3] One of the municipality's schools is now named Ecole Julie et Melissa[4] in honour of the murdered girls and flowers are still left regularly on the Julie & Melissa Monument.[5]


Avient Aviation has its Continental Europe offices on the property of Liège Airport.[6][7]

Liège airport

See also


  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. Detailed recounting of the events in Grace-Berleur, 1950
  3. Skytopic
  4. List of provincial and communal schools
  5. Photo of the Julie & Melissa monument
  6. "Welcome." Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "With head office in Harare, Zimbabwe, Avient has two further offices; one in continental Europe and the other in the United Kingdom."
  7. "Contact Us." (Direct link to frame) Avient Aviation. Retrieved on 8 August 2011. "BELGIUM Liege Airport, Cargo Nord, Rue Saint Exupery 22, B-4460, Grace Hollogne, Belgium"
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