Ellezelles

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Ellezelles
Elzele  (Dutch)
Municipality
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Flag of Ellezelles
Flag
Coat of arms of Ellezelles
Coat of arms
Ellezelles is located in Belgium
Ellezelles
Ellezelles
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Ath
Government
 • Governing party/ies cdH - PS
Area
 • Total 44.69 km2 (17.25 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,922
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal codes 7890
Area codes 068
Website www.ellezelles.be

Ellezelles (Dutch Elzele) is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Hainaut. It comprises the former municipalities of Ellezelles, La Hamaide, and Wodecq. Bordering Flanders, the town is home to a minority of Dutch-speakers.

The village archives contain a document "attesting" to the birth of Hercule Poirot on April 1, 1850.[2]

"Wild cat" windmill (1751)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Hercule Poirot". Retrieved 8 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ellezelles at Wikimedia Commons