The town hall
Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°ECoordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°E|
|• Mayor||Jean Guillaume|
|• Governing party/ies||REGIS|
|• Total||58.81 km2 (22.71 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Website||(French) (Dutch) herbeumont.be|
Herbeumont is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg. On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 58.81 km², had 1,536 inhabitants, giving a population density of 26.1 inhabitants per km².
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Herbeumont proper, Saint-Médard, and Straimont. Other population centers include: Gribomont, Martilly, and Menugoutte.
In April 1998 Marc Dutroux escaped from his guards while being transferred to court without handcuffs by overpowering one of his guards and taking his pistol, but was captured later in Herbeumont by a ranger in the nearby woods. This resulted in the resignation of minister of interior Johan Vande Lanotte, minister of justice Stefaan De Clerck and the former police chief.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Herbeumont at Wikimedia Commons