Écaussinnes

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Écaussinnes
Municipality
Écaussinnes-Lalaing Castle
Flag of Écaussinnes
Flag
Coat of arms of Écaussinnes
Coat of arms
Écaussinnes is located in Belgium
Écaussinnes
Écaussinnes
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°34′N 04°11′E / 50.567°N 4.183°E / 50.567; 4.183Coordinates: 50°34′N 04°11′E / 50.567°N 4.183°E / 50.567; 4.183
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Béatrice Bulteau (EC.PLUS)
 • Governing party/ies EC.PLUS, ACE
Area
 • Total 34.77 km2 (13.42 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 10,750
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes 7190, 7191
Area codes 067
Website www.ecaussinnes.be

Écaussinnes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Écaussinnes had a total population of 9,924. The total area is 34.77 km² which gives a population density of 285 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Écaussinnes-d'Enghien, Marche-lez-Écaussinnes, and Écaussinnes-Lalaing.

The city hosts the "Oberbayern" Festival each year in August, and hosted the Spring Blues Festival from 1988 to 2013.

Nearly 100 local citizens were saved from being killed by the German army by the intercession of Qian Xiuling. There is a street named Rue Perlinghi in her honour. "Perlinghi" was her married name.[2]

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  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Map stamps claim over islands, China Daily, Liao Liqiang,. 27 October 2012, retrieved 1 April 2015

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