Gembloux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, on the axis Brussels-Namur On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 21,964 inhabitants. The total area is 95.86 square kilometers, giving a population density of 229 inhabitants per square kilometers. The mayor, who has been elected on 8 October 2006, is Benoît Dispa. This city is well known for its Agricultural University and for its cutlery. The university is housed in the historical Abbey of Gembloux, which dates from the tenth century.