Walhain

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Walhain
Municipality of Belgium
Ruins of the castle (12th century).
Ruins of the castle (12th century).
Coat of arms of Walhain
Coat of arms
Walhain is located in Belgium
Walhain
Walhain
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Laurence Smets (WAL1 [PS])
 • Governing party/ies IC
Area
 • Total 37.94 km2 (14.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 6,549
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Postal codes 1457
Area codes 010
Website www.walhain.be
For Wisconsin community, see Walhain, Wisconsin.

Walhain is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Walloon Brabant. It consists of the former municipalities of Nil-Saint-Vincent-Saint-Martin, Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert and Walhain-Saint-Paul.

Walhain is locally famous because, although it is quite a little village, they have two successful national division sport teams. Firstly, they have a semi-professional football club, RFC Wallonia Walhain CG playing in the Promotion D, which is the 4th tier of Belgian football league. They unfortunately couldn't avoid relegation in 2007 after more than 10 years in the third division. They also have a good volleyball club, with both women's and men's teams playing in the second national division (the first division in Belgium being professional).

The Belgian National Geographic Institute, the Belgian national cartographical service, calculated that the geographical centre of Belgium lay in this municipality, in Nil-Saint-Vincent at 50°38′28″N 4°40′05″E / 50.64111°N 4.66806°E / 50.64111; 4.66806 (Geographical centre of Belgium).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Centre géographique - Le Site" (in French). Municipality of Walhain. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-03-09.