Chièvres

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For the lord of Chièvres, advisor to Emperor Charles V, see: William de Croÿ.
Chièvres
Municipality
Market Place of Chièvres
Market Place of Chièvres
Flag of Chièvres
Flag
Coat of arms of Chièvres
Coat of arms
Chièvres is located in Belgium
Chièvres
Chièvres
Location in Belgium
Location of Chièvres in Hainaut
Chièvres Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°35′N 03°48′E / 50.583°N 3.800°E / 50.583; 3.800Coordinates: 50°35′N 03°48′E / 50.583°N 3.800°E / 50.583; 3.800
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementAth
Government
 • MayorMichel Miroir (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, MR
Area
 • Total46.91 km2 (18.11 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total6,913
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Postal codes7950, 7951
Area codes068
Websitewww.chievres.be

Chièvres is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Chièvres had a total population of 6,198. The total area is 46.91 km² which gives a population density of 132 inhabitants per km². Chièvres Air Base is located in the municipality.

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Chièvres proper, Grosage, Huissignies, Ladeuze, Tongre-Saint-Martin, and Tongre-Notre-Dame.

In 1918 the town was delivered by the 5th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders from four years of military occupation during the First World War. The event was commemorated by the naming of one of the town's main streets as Rue Dudley Gordon after the battalion's Lieutenant-Colonel, the Lord Dudley Gordon, who was presented with the key to the town of Chièvres. In return, a present was made to the town of the flag under which the 5th Battalion had fought since 1915.[2]

The 12th-century chapel of St John the Baptist

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  • Media related to Chièvres at Wikimedia Commons