The domain Gerhagen situated in the hamlet Schoot-Tessenderlo. Lap is one of the five hamlets (church settlements) of Tessenderlo. The municipality Tessenderlo are all in the west, in the nose of the province of Limburg. Actually Tessenderlo is contained between the province of Antwerp in the north and the province of Flemish Brabant in the south. Tessenderlo has an area of 51.4 km ² and has about 17,000 inhabitants. East of the center is a large industrial zone and west of the town there is a "green lung" which has an area of 945 hectares, will extend into the neighboring towns: Gerhagen.
Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation. Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture. Text extracted from wikipedia.