|• Mayor||Marianne Verhaert (GiB)|
|• Governing party/ies||Gib (local Open VLD), N-VA|
|• Total||28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Area codes||014, 03|
Grobbendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣrɔbə(n)dɔŋk] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp (Dutch : Antwerpen). The municipality comprises the towns of Bouwel and Grobbendonk proper. In 2021, Grobbendonk had a total population of 11,249. The total area is 28.36 km².
The official flag of Grobbendonk was adopted in 1989. In terms of heraldry, the flag is quartered, I and IV argent, three hills vert, a bird sable (specifically a raven), II and III gules three fleur-de-lis argent.
The house of Ursel is still lord of Grobbendonk, owner of the Heerlijkheid.
The heerlijkheid was in 1545 property of Erasmus II Schetz, the first Baron was his grandson Antonie II Schetz, Baron of Grobbendonck. The next generations were created Count of Grobbendonk, amongst these descendant duke of Ursel who was hereditary Count of Grobbendonk.
Berlare is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Berlare proper, Overmere and Uitbergen, as well as the village Donk. The Donkmeer, a large lake and a regional tourist attraction, is located centrally in the municipality. In 2021, Berlare had a total population of 15,222.
Knesselare is a village and deelgemeente in the municipality of Aalter and a former municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprised the towns of Knesselare proper and Ursel.
Lierde is a municipality located in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the towns of Deftinge, Hemelveerdegem, Sint-Maria-Lierde and Sint-Martens-Lierde. In 2021, Lierde had a total population of 6,626. The total area is 26.13 km². Lierde borders to Brakel, Zottegem, Herzele and Geraardsbergen. Lierde is known for the Ronde van vlaanderen, a bike race where cyclists climb all the hills of the Flemish Ardennes.
Bornem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the village of Bornem proper, Hingene, Wintam, Mariekerke and Weert. There are also the hamlets of Branst, Buitenland, Eikevliet and Wintam. On 2021, Bornem had a total population of 21,428. The total area is 45.76 km².
Arendonk is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Arendonk proper. In 2021, Arendonk had a total population of 13,207. The total area is 55.38 km².
Durbuy is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium.
Hoboken is a southern district of the arrondissement and city of Antwerp, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located at the Scheldt river. The name of the district has its origins in Middle Dutch.
Bouwel is a deelgemeente in the Belgian province of Antwerp; it is attached to the municipality of Grobbendonk.
Kwaadmechelen is a village in the Ham municipality of the Limburg province in the Flemish Community of Belgium. Kwaadmechelen was an independent municipality until 1977 when it merged into Ham.
d' Ursel is the name of an important old Belgian noble family of German origin. The Head of the House is styled the Duke of Ursel, others are Count d'Ursel.
Beerlegem is a village belonging to the municipality of Zwalm. It is located in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the province of East Flanders, Belgium. Until 1970, it was an independent municipality.
AnthonieSchetz, was a military commander in Spanish service during the Eighty Years' War. He was baron of Grobbendonk, lord of Tilburg and Goirle, Pulle and Pulderbos, and Wezemaal. He was the military governor of 's-Hertogenbosch until the town was lost to the Dutch in 1629, captain of a cavalry regiment, and a knight of the order of Santiago.
Hingene is a village and deelgemeente (sub-municipality) of the municipality of Bornem in the province of Antwerp, Belgium. The village is bordered to the north by the Scheldt and to the east by the Rupel. It is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-west of the city of Antwerp.
Zevergem is a village and deelgemeente (sub-municipality) of De Pinte in East Flanders, Belgium. It is located on the Scheldt about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Ghent.
Morkhoven is a village in the Belgian province of Antwerp belonging to the municipality of the city of Herentals.
Lord of Grobbendonk is a feudal Flemish title originating from Grobbendonk. This title belongs today to the Belgian nobility.
Schetz or Schetz de Grobbendonk, originally von Schetzenberg is a German Noble House. Most famous is the Flemish branch named Schetz, one of whose members became the first duke of Ursel.
Gaspar Schetz (1513–1580), Lord of Grobbendonk, Hereditary Marshal of Brabant was a financier and statesman in the Habsburg Netherlands. For reasons that are unknown he was nicknamed "Corvinus".
Ladislaus / Lanseloet', sometimes Lanschot van Ursele or Lancelot II of Ursel (1499-1573), Knight, was Mayor of Antwerp.
Erasmus II Schetz sometimes Scets died 1550 was a Flemish nobleman.