Courcelles, Belgium

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St. Lambert's church
St. Lambert's church
Flag of Courcelles
Coat of arms of Courcelles
Coat of arms
Courcelles is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°E / 50.467; 4.367Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°E / 50.467; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
 • Mayor Caroline Taquin (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, CDH, Ecolo
 • Total 48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 30,502
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal codes 6180-6183
Area codes 071

Courcelles (French pronunciation: ​[kuʁ.sɛl]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of January 1, 2006, Courcelles had a total population of 29,626. The total area is 44.24 km² which gives a population density of 670 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Courcelles proper, Gouy-lez-Piéton, Souvret, and Trazegnies.

In 1944, the town was the site of the Courcelles Massacre of 20 civilians by Belgian collaborators. The event is commemorated by a plaque at the site.

The coal mine "6 périer", Souvret


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Courcelles at Wikimedia Commons