Silly, Belgium

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Silly
Municipality of Belgium
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Silly is located in Belgium
Silly
Silly
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°39′N 03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917Coordinates: 50°39′N 03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Christian Leclercq
 • Governing party/ies LB-MR-PS
Area
 • Total 17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,149
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 7830
Area codes 068
Website www.silly.be

Silly (Dutch: Opzullik) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006 Silly had a total population of 7,995. The total area is 67.68 square kilometres (26.13 sq mi) which gives a population density of 118 inhabitants per km².

The name of the town derives from its stream, called the Sille (French) or Zulle (Dutch), and has no relation to the English word. In the Anglosphere, it has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[2]

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