Belœil

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Belœil
Municipality of Belgium
Castle of the Princes of Ligne
Castle of the Princes of Ligne
Flag of Belœil
Flag
Coat of arms of Belœil
Coat of arms
Belœil is located in Belgium
Belœil
Belœil
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°32′N 03°43′E / 50.533°N 3.717°E / 50.533; 3.717Coordinates: 50°32′N 03°43′E / 50.533°N 3.717°E / 50.533; 3.717
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Ath
Government
 • Mayor Alain Carion (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, CDH
Area
 • Total 61.55 km2 (23.76 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 13,769
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal codes 7970, 7971, 7972, 7973
Area codes 069
Website beloeil.be

Belœil is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Hainaut. It is around 10 km south of Ath. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,347 inhabitants. The total area is 61.55 km², giving a population density of 217 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is named after the château of Belœil, once the seat of Charles-Joseph, Prince of Ligne, a military officer and man of letters who corresponded with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire.

Famous inhabitants[edit]

Apart from many members of the House of Ligne, living in the castle, other famous people to have lived here include:

Twin towns[edit]

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