Gerpinnes

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Gerpinnes
Municipality of Belgium
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Gerpinnes is located in Belgium
Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
Government
 • Mayor Philippe Busine (CDH)
 • Governing party/ies CDH, MR
Area
 • Total 47.10 km2 (18.19 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 12,248
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Postal codes 6280
Area codes 071
Website www.gerpinnes.be

Gerpinnes (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛʁ.pin]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 12,030 inhabitants. The total area is 47.10 km², giving a population density of 255 inhabitants per km².

Every year at Whitsun, a large procession is organised in honour of Saint Rolendis (Sainte Rolende). Participants are dressed as Napoleonic soldiers, and walk about 40 km around the whole municipality.

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Gerpinnes: the drum major