Courcelles, Belgium

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Courcelles
Municipality
St. Lambert's church
St. Lambert's church
Flag of Courcelles
Flag
Coat of arms of Courcelles
Coat of arms
Courcelles is located in Belgium
Courcelles
Courcelles
Location in Belgium
Location of Courcelles in Hainaut
Courcelles Hainaut Belgium Map.png
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementCharleroi
Government
 • MayorCaroline Taquin (MR)
 • Governing party/iesMR, CDH, Ecolo
Area
 • Total48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total31,347
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal codes6180-6183
Area codes071
Websitewww.courcelles.be

Courcelles (French pronunciation: ​[kuʁ.sɛl]; Walloon: Courcele) 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

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Loïc Nottet - Eurovision Song Contest Vienna 2015". Retrieved 2017-06-07.

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