Couillet, Belgium

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Couillet
Former municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Couillet
Coat of arms
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Couillet is located in Belgium
Couillet
Couillet
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433
Country  Belgium
Region  Wallonia
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Municipality Drapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 • Total 4.81 sq mi (12.47 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,546
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6010
Area code(s) 071

Couillet (in Walloon [kujɛ]) is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. It was a municipality of its own before the merger of the municipalities in 1977.

Culture[edit]

The local theater company playing in Walloon language, the "Cercle (royal) wallon de Couillet", won the "Grand Prix du Roi Albert I" Walloon-speaking theater contest in 1932, 1952 and 1976.