is a municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...
. It lies in the country's Walloon Region
and Province of Liege
Liège is the easternmost province of Belgium and belongs to the Walloon Region. It is an area of French and German ethnicity. It borders on the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and in Belgium the provinces of Luxembourg, Namur, Walloon Brabant , and those of Flemish Brabant and Limburg . Its...
. On January 1, 2006 Hannut had a total population of 14,291. The total area is 86.53 km² which gives a population density
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of 165 inhabitants per km².
Greater Hannut area
Seventeen villages are included in the greater Hannut area:
Abolens, Avernas-le-Bauduin, Avin, Bertrée
Bertrée is a small village that belongs to the Walloon municipality Hannut, located in the province of Liége of Belgium. It has a surface area of 2,78 km² and has a population of 414 .- Geographically :...
, Blehen, Cras-Avernas, Crehen
Crehen is a village that belongs to the municipality of Hannut, Belgium.-External links:*, Hannut Official website...
, Grand-Hallet, Lens-Saint-Remy, Merdorp, Moxhe, Petit-Hallet, Poucet, Thisnes, Trognée, Villers-le-Peuplier, and Wansin.
The Battle of Hannut
The Battle of Hannut was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of Belgium which took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut, Belgium...
, which began May 12, 1940, is credited with being the first battle between tanks of World War II.