Écaussinnes

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Écaussinnes
Municipality
Écaussinnes-Lalaing Castle
Flag of Écaussinnes
Flag
Coat of arms of Écaussinnes
Coat of arms
Écaussinnes is located in Belgium
Écaussinnes
Écaussinnes
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°34′N 04°11′E / 50.567°N 4.183°E / 50.567; 4.183Coordinates: 50°34′N 04°11′E / 50.567°N 4.183°E / 50.567; 4.183
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Béatrice Bulteau (EC.PLUS)
 • Governing party/ies EC.PLUS, ACE
Area
 • Total 34.77 km2 (13.42 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 10,922
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal codes 7190, 7191
Area codes 067
Website www.ecaussinnes.be

Écaussinnes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Écaussinnes had a total population of 9,924. The total area is 34.77 km² which gives a population density of 285 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Écaussinnes-d'Enghien, Marche-lez-Écaussinnes, and Écaussinnes-Lalaing.

The city hosts the "Oberbayern" Festival each year in August, and hosted the Spring Blues Festival from 1988 to 2013.

History[edit]

To be expanded

Nearly 100 local citizens were saved from being killed by the German army by the intercession of Qian Xiuling. There is a street named Rue Perlinghi in her honour. "Perlinghi" was her married name.[2]

Postal history[edit]

The ECAUSSINES post-office opened on 1 December 1850, It used a postal code 158 with bars (before 1864), and 105 with points before 1874. The ECAUSSINES-D'ENGHIEN post-office opened on 13 November 1879, MARCHE-LEZ-ECAUSSINES on 10 May 1880.[3]

Postal codes in 1969:[4] - 7180 Marche-lez-Écaussinnes - 7190 Écaussinnes-d'Enghien - 7191 Écaussinnes-Lalaing

Postal codes since at least 1990: 7190, 7191 Écaussinnes-Lalaing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Map stamps claim over islands, China Daily, Liao Liqiang,. 27 October 2012, retrieved 1 April 2015
  3. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  4. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

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