Couvin

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Couvin
Municipality of Belgium
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Coat of arms of Couvin
Coat of arms
Couvin is located in Belgium
Couvin
Couvin
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Philippeville
Government
 • Mayor Raymond Douniaux (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS, MR, IC
Area
 • Total 206.93 km2 (79.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 13,897
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes 5660
Area codes 060
Website www.couvin.be

Couvin (French pronunciation: ​[ku.vɛ̃]) is a Belgian town located in the province of Namur.

On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,476 inhabitants. Couvin is the second largest municipality of Belgium by surface area, after Tournai. The total area is 206.93 km², giving a population density of 65 inhabitants per km².

Couvin: the River Eau Noire and the Rue de la Falaise

Transport[edit]

Couvin railway station provides the town with a rail link direct to Charleroi. The line terminates here; the next station is Mariembourg.

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