Lessines

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Lessines
Municipality
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Flag of Lessines
Flag
Coat of arms of Lessines
Coat of arms
Lessines is located in Belgium
Lessines
Lessines
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°43′N 03°50′E / 50.717°N 3.833°E / 50.717; 3.833Coordinates: 50°43′N 03°50′E / 50.717°N 3.833°E / 50.717; 3.833
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Degauque (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS, Ensemble
Area
 • Total 72.29 km2 (27.91 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,377
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Postal codes 7860 Lessines
7861 Papignies
7861 Wannebecq
7862 Ogy
7863 Ghoy
7864 Deux-Acren
7866 Bois-de-Lessines
7866 Ollignies
Area codes 068
Website www.lessines.be

Lessines (Dutch: Lessen) is a Picardy municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of the 2006 census, Lessine's total population was 17,848. The total area is 72.29 km² (27.91 square miles) which gives a population density of 247 inhabitants per km². It is primarily known as the birthplace of the famed Surrealist painter René Magritte (1898 – 1967).

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