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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...
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. 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, Modave had a total population of 3,722. The total area is 40.37 km² which gives a population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...
of 92 inhabitants per km². The magnificent "Château des Comtes de Marchin
" or Modave Castle is situated near the village of Modave. Rennequin Sualem
Rennequin Sualem was a Walloon carpenter and engineer Rennequin Sualem was a Walloon carpenter and engineer Rennequin Sualem was a Walloon carpenter and engineer (Jemeppe-sur-Meuse (Walloon Country) 1645 - Bougival (France 1708 ).In 1667-1668 Lieutenant-Governor of the castle of Huy ordered the...
built here the model of the famous Machine de Marly
The Machine de Marly, also widely known as La Machine de Marly and The Machine of Marly, was a French engineering marvel completed in 1684. King Louis XIV needed a large water supply for his fountains at Versailles...
which he invented.