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Hergenrath or Hergenraedt is a village and sub-municipality in Belgium. It is located in the municipality of Kelmis in Liège Province, part of Wallonia. It is part of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.Hergenrath was historically part of the Duchy of Limburg, one of the provinces of the Burgundian Netherlands. A dialect of German is spoken in Hergenrath, but the duchy it was part of was multilingual, with Dutch, French, and German dialects spoken. The area was annexed by France in 1794, then awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia by the Congress of Vienna, and became part of Belgium after World War I. In 1940, Belgium was invaded by Nazi-Germany who merged Moresnet, Kelmis, Neu-Moresnet, and Hergenrath into Amt Moresnet as an integral part of Germany. In 1944, the villages were returned to Belgium.


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Kelmis,Hergenrath, Luik, Belgium

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