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Fosses-la-Ville (Namur)
State : BelgiumBelgium Belgium
Region : Wallonia
Province : Namur
District : Namur
Coordinates : 50 ° 24 '  N , 4 ° 42'  E Coordinates: 50 ° 24 '  N , 4 ° 42'  E
Area : 63.24 km²
Residents: 10,388 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density: 164 inhabitants per km²
Post Code: 5070
Prefix: 071
Mayor: Benoît Spineux

Local government address :
Administration Communale
Hôtel de Ville
Place du Marché 1
5070 Fosses-la-Ville

Fosses-la-Ville is a city and a municipality in the province of Namur in the Walloon part of Belgium . In addition to Fosses-la-Ville, the municipality consists of the villages of Aisemont, Le Roux, Sart-Eustache, Sart-Saint-Laurent and Vitrival .

Fosses Abbey

The Abbey Fosses ( Latin Abbatia Sancti Foillani ) was founded in 650 by Saint Foillan , an Irish monk , on a piece of land west of Namur founded in Belgium which he Nivelles Gertrude had given. He himself did not take up the post of abbot of the new abbey, but retired to Nivelles after he had completed his mission. Abbot became one of his Irish companions.

St. Foillan's Collegiate Church

Foillan was murdered near Roeulx in 655 , after which he was made the patron saint of the abbey. After his death, his brother Ultan († 680) took over the management of the abbey.

At the change from the 9th to the 10th century, Gisela (Gisla) (* probably 860/865, † between June 21 and October 26, 907), a daughter of King Lothar II ( Carolingian ) abbess of Nivelles and Fosses.

Today's town of Fosses-la-Ville was built around the abbey.

People who worked on site

Web links

Commons : Fosses-la-Ville  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Market square and town hall