Gerpinnes

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Gerpinnes
Municipality
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
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
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
Government
 • Mayor Philippe Busine (CDH)
 • Governing party/ies CDH, MR
Area
 • Total 47.10 km2 (18.19 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 12,527
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes 6280
Area codes 071
Website www.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.

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Gerpinnes: the drum major

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