Gerpinnes

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Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes town hall
Gerpinnes town hall
Flag of Gerpinnes
Flag
Coat of arms of Gerpinnes
Coat of arms
Gerpinnes is located in Belgium
Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes
Location in Belgium
Location of Gerpinnes in Hainaut
Gerpinnes Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementCharleroi
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Busine (CDH)
 • Governing party/iesCDH, MR
Area
 • Total47.10 km2 (18.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total12,660
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Postal codes
6280
Area codes071
Websitewww.gerpinnes.be

Gerpinnes (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛʁ.pin]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 12,030 inhabitants. The total area is 47.10 km², giving a population density of 255 inhabitants per km².

Every year at Whitsun, a large procession is organised in honour of Saint Rolendis (Sainte Rolende). Participants are dressed as Napoleonic soldiers, and walk about 40 km around the whole municipality.

Villages and towns[edit]

Gerpinnes: the drum major

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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