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  Malmedy
Malmedy from the south
Location of Malmedy in the province of Liège
Geography
Country Belgium
Community French Community of Belgium flag French Community
Region Flag of Wallonia Walloon Region
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Coordinates 50°25′N 06°01′E / 50.417, 6.017Coordinates: 50°25′N 06°01′E / 50.417, 6.017
Area 99.96 km²
Population (Source: NIS)
Population
– Males
– Females
- Density
11,829 (January 1, 2006)
48.25%
51.75%
118 inhab./km²
Economy
Unemployment rate 12.02% (January 1, 2006)
Mean annual income 11,572 €/pers. (2003)
Government
Mayor Jean-Paul Bastin
Other information
Postal codes 4960
Area codes 080
Web address www.malmedy.be

Malmedy is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. It belongs to the French Community of Belgium. On January 1, 2006 Malmedy had a total population of 11,829. The total area is 99.96 km² which gives a population density of 118 inhabitants per km². Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (890x640, 165 KB) View of Malmedy from the south in the afternoon. ... Image File history File links RedDot. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Sin_escudo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wallonia. ... The French Community area of Belgium The French Community of Belgium (French: , Dutch: , German: ) is one of the three official communities in Belgium along with the Flemish Community and the German speaking Community. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wallonia. ... National motto: Walon todi ! (Walloon forever!) Official languages French, German Capital Namur Minister-President Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe Area  - Total 16,844 km² Population  - Total (2002)  - Density 3,358,560 inhabitants 199. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Liège is the easternmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... This is a list of Belgian administrative arrondissements or districts. ... The Arrondissement of Verviers (French: ; German: ; Dutch: ) is one of the four administrative arrondissements in the Province of Liège, Belgium. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Statistics Belgium is the main official statistical institution in Belgian offering a large choice of figures. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This is a list of postal codes for Belgium. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Liège is the easternmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... The French Community area of Belgium The French Community of Belgium (French: , Dutch: , German: ) is one of the three official communities in Belgium along with the Flemish Community and the German speaking Community. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...

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History

Malmedy Cathedral, built in 1777
Malmedy Cathedral, built in 1777

Some old sources spell the city's name "Malmédy" as this accent was intentionally added when being part of Prussia and Germany, but its official website lists it as "Malmedy", with no accent. Today the city enjoys a degree of political autonomy, being a French-speaking part of the East Cantons together with Waimes and the municipalities of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1566x2219, 1325 KB) Description:Malmedy (Belgique)/(Belgium), la cathédrale Sts-Pierre, Paul et Quirin (1777). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1566x2219, 1325 KB) Description:Malmedy (Belgique)/(Belgium), la cathédrale Sts-Pierre, Paul et Quirin (1777). ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... Once called the redeemed cantons, the “East Cantons” (in German, die Ostkantonen, in French, les Cantons de l’Est), are composed from the former Prussian districts (Kreise in German) of Malmedy, Eupen, increased with the neutral Moresnet. ... Geography Country Belgium Community French Community Region Walloon Region Province Liège Arrondissement Verviers Coordinates , , Area 96. ... The Executive (government) of the German-speaking Community meets in Eupen Flag of the German-speaking community in Belgium The German-speaking Community of Belgium (German: , short DGB) is one of the three federal communities in Belgium. ...


The main church of Malmedy was built in 1777 and served as a cathedral from 1920 to 1925. It still holds the title of cathedral. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Post World War I

At the end of the First World War, Malmedy and neighbouring Eupen were subject to a plebiscite to determine whether the region would be separated from Germany and annexed to Belgium. The plebiscite ballots required names and addresses of the voters, and the German-speaking population of Eupen was no doubt intimidated. However, French-speaking Malmedy probably would have voted for Belgium anyway. Both were formally annexed on March 6, 1925. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... St Nikolaus church in Eupen Eupen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège, 15 km from the German border (Aachen), from the Dutch border (Maastricht) and from the nature reservation Hohes Venn (Ardennes). ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ... For the town in France, see Ballots, Mayenne. ... Voting is a method of decision making wherein a group such as a meeting or an electorate attempts to gauge its opinion—usually as a final step following discussions or debates. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


World War II

Plaque next to cave where civilians have been hiding during the bombings of 23,24,25 december 1944
Plaque next to cave where civilians have been hiding during the bombings of 23,24,25 december 1944

In 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, the area was the site of the Malmedy massacre, where 84 American prisoners of war were executed by German SS troops. Moreover, on 23, 24 and 25 December 1944 the city was bombed repeatedly by the United States Army Air Forces despite the fact it was actually under control of U.S. troops. Approximately 200 civilians were killed in the tragic attacks, while the number of American casualties has never been revealed by the U.S. Department of War. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 679 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The text on this plaque states: Noël 1944, Bombardements des 23, 24 et 25 décembre -- Dans cet abri, se sont réfugiés... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 679 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The text on this plaque states: Noël 1944, Bombardements des 23, 24 et 25 décembre -- Dans cet abri, se sont réfugiés... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For the 1965 film, see Battle of the Bulge (film). ... United States soldiers discover the aftermath of the Malmedy Massacre. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... “SS” redirects here. ... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as... Line drawing of the Department of Wars seal. ...

See also

  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which also has a corner named after Malmedy - actually: part of the circuit is on Malmedy ground

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the famous venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and the Spa 24 Hours endurance race. ...

External links

  • Ville de Malmedy (Belgique), official website of the city of Malmedy. In French, German, English, and Flemish.
  • Pictures from carnival Dominic Jacob

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The Malmédy Massacre Trial (3950 words)
The most controversial of the Dachau proceedings, and the one that is still discussed to this day, is the infamous Malmedy Massacre case against the Waffen-SS soldiers who were accused of the murder of American Prisoners of War and Belgian civilians during the intense fighting of the Battle of the Bulge.
The incident which became known as "the Malmedy Massacre" happened at the Baugnez Crossroads in the Ardennes Forest in Belgium on December 17, 1944, the second day of fighting in the famous Battle of the Bulge, where American troops suffered 81,000 casualties, including 19,000 deaths, in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
Jochen Peiper, the main one of the 73 accused in the Malmedy Massacre Military Tribunal proceedings, was not a member of the Nazi party, although he joined the Hitler Youth as a young boy and then, at the age of 19, applied for admission to the elite Waffen-SS in 1934.
Malmedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (360 words)
Malmedy is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.
At the end of the First World War, Malmedy and neighbouring Eupen were subject to a plebiscite to determine whether the region would be separated from Germany and annexed to Belgium.
The main church of Malmedy was build in 1775 and served as a cathedral from 1920 to 1925.
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