Bütgenbach

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Bütgenbach
Butgenbach  (French)
Municipality
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Bütgenbach
Location in Belgium
Location of Bütgenbach in the province of Liège
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Coordinates: 50°26′N06°12′E / 50.433°N 6.200°E / 50.433; 6.200 Coordinates: 50°26′N06°12′E / 50.433°N 6.200°E / 50.433; 6.200
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
  Mayor Emil Dannemark (FBL)
  Governing party/ies FBL
Area
  Total 97.31 km2 (37.57 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017) [1]
  Total 5,583
  Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Postal codes 4750
Area codes 080
Website www.butgenbach.be

Bütgenbach (French : Butgenbach) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Bütgenbach had a total population of 5,574. The total area is 97.31 km² which gives a population density of 57 inhabitants per km². As part of the German-speaking Community of Belgium, the official language in this municipality is German.

French language Romance language

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Municipality An administrative division having corporate status and usually some powers of self-government or jurisdiction

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The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Bütgenbach proper and Elsenborn. It lends its name to a nearby artificial lake.

A deelgemeente or section de commune (French) is a subdivision of a municipality in Belgium and, until March 2014, in the Netherlands as well.

Lake Bütgenbach lake

Lake Bütgenbach is an artificial lake created by the damming of the Warche river in 1932. It is located near the village of Bütgenbach in Ardennes, Belgium. The lake is not far from the border of Germany.

Bridge on the Vennbahn outside Butgenbach Vennquerbahn bridge buetgenbach.jpg
Bridge on the Vennbahn outside Bütgenbach

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