Péruwelz

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Péruwelz
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Péruwelz
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Coat of arms of Péruwelz
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Péruwelz is located in Belgium
Péruwelz
Péruwelz
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°31′N 03°35′E / 50.517°N 3.583°E / 50.517; 3.583Coordinates: 50°31′N 03°35′E / 50.517°N 3.583°E / 50.517; 3.583
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Tournai
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Westrade (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS, AC
Area
 • Total 60.56 km2 (23.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 17,216
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Postal codes 7600-7608
Area codes 069
Website www.peruwelz.be

Péruwelz is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Péruwelz had a total population of 16,843. The total area is 60.56 km² which gives a population density of 278 inhabitants per km².

Péruwelz is pronounced [peʀwe] or [pɛʀwe]; in picard (the Western Hainaut's dialect), the city's name is "Piérwé", and is pronounced [pieʀwe] or [piɛʀwe]. To know more about the dialect and region, you can check the following articles' links (2 links) > 1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picard_language , 2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hainaut .

This municipality is more specifically situated in Western Hainaut, also called Walloon Picardy. Péruwelz is also near France, near the cities of "Condé-sur-l'Escaut", "Vieux Condé", "Hergnies", and is near the forest of Bon-Secours where you can find the castle of (l')Hermitage.

Composition of the municipality[edit]

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The current municipality of Péruwelz was formed in 1977 when the following ten municipalities were joined:

The municipality also includes these villages:

  • (XI.) Briffœil
  • (XII.) Audemez
  • (XIII.) Ringies
  • (XIV.) Ponange

Fountains[edit]

Péruwelz has a number of natural springs:

  • The Dubuisson-Copin's washing-place fountain is in the communal gardens created in 1912. This fountain is the busiest.
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  • De la Ferté Fountain
  • Du Flassart fountain, on the little place since 1898.
  • Jaunay-Clan fountain. Jaunay-Clan is the name of the commune paired with Péruwelz. This fountain is made of stones from Jaunay-Clan.
  • Du Maréchal fountain. In the past named "Magrite fountain", "des Quatre-Cailloux fountain", and "des cailloux gris posés de chant fountain" until it was named "Du Maréchal fountain" in 1887 after its restoration.
  • Tanchou fountain.
  • De Verquesies fountain

Certain springs are not potable, tests are performed every day.

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