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Ellezelles (French)
Elzele (Dutch)
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Ellezelles (French)Elzele (Dutch) is located in Belgium
Ellezelles (French)Elzele (Dutch)
Ellezelles (French)
Elzele (Dutch)
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Ath
 • Governing party/ies cdH - PS
 • Total 44.69 km2 (17.25 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,901
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal codes 7890
Area codes 068
Website www.ellezelles.be

Ellezelles (Dutch Elzele) is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Hainaut. It comprises the former municipalities of Ellezelles, La Hamaide, and Wodecq. Bordering Flanders, the town is home to a minority of Dutch-speakers.


The village archives contain a document "attesting" to the birth of Hercule Poirot on April 1, 1850.[2]

Ellezelles, the market place and the church.