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Libramont-Chevigny (Municipality, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium)

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Presentation of Libramont-Chevigny

The municipality of Libramont-Chevigny (9,981 inhabitants on 1 January 2007; 17,786 ha, therefore the five biggest municipality in Belgium and the second biggest in Wallonia) is located 15 km north-west of Neufchâteau. The municipality of Libramont-Chevigny is made since 1976 of the former municipalities of Libramont, Sainte-Marie-Chevigny, Bras, Freux, Moircy, Recogne, Remagne, and Saint-Pierre.

Libramont is mostly famous for its agricultural fair (Foire de Libramont), created in 1926 by the Société Royale du Cheval de Trait Ardennais (still manager of the event) to promote the draft horse of the Ardenne. In 1927, 10,000 visitors saw 160 horses exhibited by three breeders; in 2002, 150,000 visitors were welcomed by 550 exhibitors.
From 27 to 30 July 2007, the 73rd Libramont Fair beat all records, with 177,394 visitors (vs. 168,752 in 2006), which makes of it the biggest outdoors agricultural show in Europe and the biggest popular event in Wallonia (the fair is so crowdy that parents are invited by the organizers to write their name and phone number on a name tag supplied for free to young children!)

Source: Foire de Libramont website

Ivan Sache, 25 August 2007

Municipal flag of Libramont-Chevigny

According to Armoiries communales en Belgique. Communes wallonnes, bruxelloises et germanophones, there is no municipal flag used in Libramont-Chevigny.

Pascal Vagnat, 25 August 2007