Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 50°44′N 05°42′E / 50.733°N 5.700°ECoordinates: 50°44′N 05°42′E / 50.733°N 5.700°E|
|• Mayor||Marcel Neven (MR)|
|• Governing party/ies||MR - cdH|
|• Total||27.99 km2 (10.81 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
The municipality consists of the former municipalities of Visé, Lanaye (Ternaaien), Lixhe (Lieze), Richelle, Argenteau, and Cheratte.
In the north-east (on the eastern bank of the Meuse river) the area of the municipality extends up to the village of Moelingen in the Limburgian municipality of Voeren, while in the north-west (on the western bank of the Meuse river) it extends up to the border between Belgium and the Netherlands (on the other side of which the Dutch municipality of Maastricht is situated).
Apart from the Meuse river another waterway, the Albert Canal, passes through this town.
The German armies entered Belgium on 4 August 1914, and entered Visé that day as part of the opening movements of the Battle of Liège. A small group of Belgian gendarmes opposed the advancing Germans and two of their number, Auguste Bouko and Jean-Pierre Thill, were killed in the action becoming the first Belgian casualties of World War I.
Coal mine of Hasard de Cheratte is dug in Cheratte and exploited between 1850 and 1977.
- Visé town hall
- Saroléa castle at Cheratte
- City view from westbank of the Meuse river
- Albert Canal at Lanaye
- Media related to Visé at Wikimedia Commons
||Riemst (VLI)||Maastricht (NL-LI)||Eijsden-Margraten (NL-LI)|
| Voeren (VLI)|