Balâtre Castle

Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°40′E / 50.467°N 4.667°E / 50.467; 4.667Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°40′E / 50.467°N 4.667°E / 50.467; 4.667
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
  Mayor Stéphanie Thoron
  Governing party/ies MR - cdH - Ecolo - SEL
  Total 46.80 km2 (18.07 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 18,978
  Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 5190
Area codes 071

Jemeppe-sur-Sambre (French: [ʒə.mɛp.syʁ.sɑ̃bʁ]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 17,990 inhabitants. The total area is 46.80 km², giving a population density of 384 inhabitants per km².

Apart from the village of Jemeppe-sur-Sambre itself, the municipality contains the localities of Ham-sur-Sambre, Moustier-sur-Sambre, Spy, Mornimont, Balâtre, Onoz, and Saint-Martin.

The Grotte de Spy is located in the municipality near the village of Spy. The medieval Balâtre Castle is in the village of Balâtre, and Mielmont Castle in Onoz.

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