Viroinval

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Viroinval
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Viroinval
Flag
Coat of arms of Viroinval
Coat of arms
Viroinval is located in Belgium
Viroinval
Viroinval
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°05′N 04°33′E / 50.083°N 4.550°E / 50.083; 4.550Coordinates: 50°05′N 04°33′E / 50.083°N 4.550°E / 50.083; 4.550
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Philippeville
Government
 • Mayor Freddy Cabaraux (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS, CDH
Area
 • Total 120.90 km2 (46.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 5,810
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal codes 5670
Area codes 060
Website www.viroinval.be

Viroinval (French pronunciation: ​[viʁwɛ̃val], Walloon: Virwinvå) is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Viroinval had a total population of 5,680. The total area is 120.90 km² which gives a population density of 47 inhabitants per km².

Villages in Viroinval[edit]

The name Viroinval, Viroin (River) Valley, was chosen for the municipality that was formed by fusing eight villages, in 1977: Dourbes, Mazée, Le Mesnil, Nismes, Oignies-en-Thiérache, Olloy-sur-Viroin, Treignes, Vierves-sur-Viroin.[2]

Curiosities[edit]

Oignies-en-Thiérache, Monument for the geographical centre of the EU until its May 2004 expansion

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
  2. ^ "Viroinval" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Trois Vallées – Chemin de fer touristique" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Musée du Chemin de Fer à Vapeur des Trois Vallées" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24.