Courcelles, Belgium

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Courcelles
Municipality of Belgium
St. Lambert's church
St. Lambert's church
Flag of Courcelles
Flag
Coat of arms of Courcelles
Coat of arms
Courcelles is located in Belgium
Courcelles
Courcelles
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°E / 50.467; 4.367Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°E / 50.467; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
Government
 • Mayor Caroline Taquin (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, CDH, Ecolo
Area
 • Total 48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 30,502
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal codes 6180-6183
Area codes 071
Website www.courcelles.be

Courcelles (French pronunciation: ​[kuʁ.sɛl]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of January 1, 2006 Courcelles had a total population of 29,626. The total area is 44.24 km² which gives a population density of 670 inhabitants per km².

In 1944, the town was the site of the Courcelles Massacre of 20 civilians by Belgian collaborators. The event is commemorated by a plaque at the site.

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