Braine-le-Château

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Braine-le-Château
Kasteelbrakel (Dutch)
Municipality
Braine-le-Château: the castle
Braine-le-Château: the castle
Flag of Braine-le-Château
Flag
Coat of arms of Braine-le-Château
Coat of arms
Braine-le-Château is located in Belgium
Braine-le-Château
Braine-le-Château
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°41′N 04°16′E / 50.683°N 4.267°E / 50.683; 4.267Coordinates: 50°41′N 04°16′E / 50.683°N 4.267°E / 50.683; 4.267
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Alain Fauconnier
 • Governing party/ies Renouveau Brainois
Area
 • Total 22.70 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 9,886
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 1440
Area codes 02
Website www.braine-le-chateau.be

Braine-le-Château (in Walloon : Brinne-Tchestea; in Dutch : Kasteelbrakel) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Braine-le-Château had a total population of 9,446. The total area is 22.70 km² which gives a population density of 416 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Braine-le-Château (Kasteelbrakel) proper and Wauthier-Braine (Woutersbrakel).

Braine-le-Château is a medieval village in which remain many buildings from the Middle Ages. Among them are the pillory (1521), the village mill (ca. 1200) and the Maison du Bailli (ca. 1535).

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