Trooz

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Trooz
Li Trô  (Walloon)
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Trooz: main street,
with the cliffs behind illuminated by the setting sun
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Trooz
Location in Belgium
Location of Trooz in Liège province
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Coordinates: 50°34′N05°41′E / 50.567°N 5.683°E / 50.567; 5.683 Coordinates: 50°34′N05°41′E / 50.567°N 5.683°E / 50.567; 5.683
CountryBelgium
Community French Community
Region Flag of Wallonia.svg  Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Liège
Government
  MayorFabien Beltran (PS)
  Governing party/ies PS, ÉcoVA
Area
  Total24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total8,172
  Density340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Postal codes
4870
Area codes 04
Website www.trooz.be

Trooz (French pronunciation:  [tʁo] ; Walloon : LiTrô) is a municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Liège, Belgium.

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On July 1, 2012, Trooz had 8,432 registered inhabitants, of whom 4,199 were male and 4,233 female. The total area is 24.00 km² which gives a population density of 351 inhabitants per km². [2]

Trooz is situated on the Vesdre River, and is part of the GREOA (Groupement Régional Économique des vallées de l'Ourthe et de l'Amblève) regional grouping for economic purposes.

The municipality consists of the following districts: Forêt, Fraipont, Nessonvaux.

The town centre is the former hamlet of Trooz, in the district of Forêt, which gave its name to the municipality.

Industrial heritage

The municipality includes several surrounding hamlets including Nessonvaux which is where, between 1904 and 1958, the Imperia company produced automobiles. The factory building survives. This building is one of two examples of test tracks on its roof. The other known roof test track is on the roof of the old Fiat factory in Turin, Italy.

The Imperia car factory at Nessonvaux, photographed in 2004: part of the 1928 roof-top test track can be seen on the right side of the building and has been ringed in this picture. Nessonvaux imperia piste.jpg
The Imperia car factory at Nessonvaux, photographed in 2004: part of the 1928 roof-top test track can be seen on the right side of the building and has been ringed in this picture.

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