Florennes

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Florennes
Municipality of Belgium
Florennes Castle
Florennes Castle
Flag of Florennes
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Florennes is located in Belgium
Florennes
Florennes
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°37′E / 50.250°N 4.617°E / 50.250; 4.617Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°37′E / 50.250°N 4.617°E / 50.250; 4.617
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Philippeville
Government
 • Mayor Stéphane Lasseaux (CDH)
 • Governing party/ies CDH, Ecolo, independent
Area
 • Total 133.55 km2 (51.56 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 11,183
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal codes 5620-5621
Area codes 071
Website www.communedeflorennes.be

Florennes (French pronunciation: ​[flɔ.ʁɛn]) is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Florennes had a total population of 10,754. The total area is 133.55 km² which gives a population density of 81 inhabitants per km².

Florennes hosts Florennes Air Base, a Belgian military airfield which is the home base for F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

The first week-end of every July, Florennes is a large festival due to the folk walk with a couple of thousand valorous walkers.

Cyclists Firmin Lambot, who won the Tour de France in 1919 and in 1922 and Léon Scieur, who won the Tour in 1921, were born in Florennes.

It is composed of the former Corenne, Flavion, Florennes, Hanzinelle, Hanzinne, Hemptinne, Morialmé, Morville, Rosée, Saint-Aubin and Thy-le-Bauduin

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