Nismes redirects here. The French municipality of which the name sounds alike, is Nîmes.
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
From 1995 to 2004, Viroinval was the location of the
geographical centre of the European Union, at coordinates in Oignies-en-Thiérache, and a monument there records that finding. On May 1, 2004 the EU expanded from fifteen states to twenty-five, and the geographical centre of the union moved eastwards to the village of 50°00′33″N 4°39′59″E / 50.00917°N 4.66639°E Kleinmaischeid, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. On 1 January 2007 it shifted even further south-eastwards. The tourist steam train line Mariembourg - Treignes has most of its stations in villages of Viroinval: Nismes, Olloy-sur-Viroin, Vierves-sur-Viroin, and Treignes.
The latter village has a relevant museum. [3 ] [4 ]
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