The town hall


Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°E / 49.78083; 5.23750Coordinates: 49°46.85′N 05°14.25′E / 49.78083°N 5.23750°E / 49.78083; 5.23750
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Luxembourg
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
  Mayor Jean Guillaume
  Governing party/ies REGIS
  Total 58.81 km2 (22.71 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 1,658
  Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Postal codes 6887
Area codes 061
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.

Escape Dutroux

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.

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