Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 50°33′N 05°19′E / 50.550°N 5.317°ECoordinates: 50°33′N 05°19′E / 50.550°N 5.317°E|
|• Mayor||Jean-Michel Javaux (Ecolo)|
|• Governing party/ies||Ecolo, MR|
|• Total||27.61 km2 (10.66 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
Amay is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Amay had a total population of 13,144. The total area is 27.61 km2 which gives a population density of approximately 476 inhabitants per km2. It owes its site to a ford of the Meuse that was still in use in the Middle Ages but had begun as a Gallo-Roman vicus of the civitas Tungrorum (Tongeren).
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Amay proper, Ampsin, Flône, Jehay, and Ombret.
Places of interest
- Castle of Jehay-Bodegnée, a 16th-century castle
- François Walther de Sluze (1622–1685), mathematician and abbot of Amay
- Zénobe Gramme (1824-1902), inventor of the dynamo
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Amay at Wikimedia Commons