Boussu

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Boussu
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Boussu
Flag
Coat of arms of Boussu
Coat of arms
Boussu is located in Belgium
Boussu
Boussu
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°26′N 03°48′E / 50.433°N 3.800°E / 50.433; 3.800Coordinates: 50°26′N 03°48′E / 50.433°N 3.800°E / 50.433; 3.800
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Debiève
 • Governing party/ies PS
Area
 • Total 20.01 km2 (7.73 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 19,896
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Postal codes 7300, 7301
Area codes 065
Website www.boussu.be

Boussu is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of January 1, 2006, Boussu had a total population of 20,058. The total area is 20.01 km², which gives a population density of 1,002 inhabitants per km².

Grand Hornu, an early 19th-century planned industrial city, is located in Hornu, a former municipality which is now part of Boussu.

Boussu, the Thierry de Hennin Liétard funerary memorial (1406-1430).

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