Lobbes

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Lobbes
Municipality of Belgium
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Flag of Lobbes
Flag
Lobbes is located in Belgium
Lobbes
Lobbes
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°E / 50.350; 4.250Coordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°E / 50.350; 4.250
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Thuin
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Basile (cdH)
 • Governing party/ies MR, PS
Area
 • Total 32.08 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,693
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Postal codes 6540, 6542, 6543
Area codes 071
Website www.lobbes.be

Lobbes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Lobbes had a total population of 5,499. The total area is 32.08 km² which gives a population density of 171 inhabitants per km².

The town grew up round Lobbes Abbey, a religious house established here in about 650.

The tramway of the ASVi runs through Lobbes.

The noted musical bibliographer Alfred Wotquenne was born in Lobbes.

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