Gosselies

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Gosselies
Gochliye  (Walloon)
Former municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Gosselies
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Gosselies is located in Belgium
Gosselies
Gosselies
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°28′7.524″N 4°25′55.006″E / 50.46875667°N 4.43194611°E / 50.46875667; 4.43194611Coordinates: 50°28′7.524″N 4°25′55.006″E / 50.46875667°N 4.43194611°E / 50.46875667; 4.43194611
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Community French Community
Province Hainaut
MunicipalityDrapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 • Total4.66 sq mi (12.08 km2)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total11,246
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6041
Area code(s)071

Gosselies (Walloon: Gochliye) is a town of Wallonia and a district of the municipality of Charleroi, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

Located in the north of Charleroi, it was a city and a municipality of its own before the merger of the municipalities in 1977. Gosselies was the home of the headquarters of Caterpillar Belgium, as well as Solar Turbines Europe. The Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) is located in Gosselies too.

On the pre-metro line M3, opened in June 2013, there are nine stations located in Gosselies. Since this date, Gosselies has been re-connected with the center of Charleroi and the SNCB Charleroi-South railway station by tram.[1]

Sights[edit]

The tower of the former castle of Bousies family.[2]

Tower of the castle (1435).

People born in Gosselies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charleroi light rail returns to Gosselies". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Tour de l'ancien château, Charleroi Visitors' Guide: Tips and Information". Trek Zone. Retrieved 2022-07-28.