Marchienne-au-Pont

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Not to be confused with Marchiennes (France).
Marchienne-au-Pont
Former municipality of Belgium
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Marchienne-au-Pont is located in Belgium
Marchienne-au-Pont
Marchienne-au-Pont
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°23′E / 50.400°N 4.383°E / 50.400; 4.383Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°23′E / 50.400°N 4.383°E / 50.400; 4.383
Country  Belgium
Region  Walloon Region
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Municipality Drapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 • Total 2.56 sq mi (6.64 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,739
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6030
Area code(s) 071

Marchienne-au-Pont is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. It was a commune of its own before the merge of the communes in 1977, when it had a population of 17,000.

Sights[edit]

  • The Castle of Cartier - built on the ruins of another castle, which was destroyed by the troops of Henri II on July 21, 1554. The Cartier family owned it from 1726 to 1938. It was converted to a library in April 2002, the basse court has been replaced by a public swimming pool and the park has been partly destroyed.[citation needed]
  • The city walls.[citation needed]

Yvonne Viesley[edit]

On October 12, 1918, Yvonne Viesley, age 10, was shot by a German soldier after she tried a piece of bread to French prisoners through the bars of a gate. French president Poincaré gave her a posthumous medal of honor on September 11, 1919. A monument has been built where she fell.

People born in Marchienne-au-Pont[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Écho de la Sambre - A newspaper that was published in Marchienne-au-Pont.
  • Marc Dutroux, owned a house in Marchienne-au-Pont. Julie and Mélissa were held captive here for a short while after their kidnapping.

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