Jumet

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Jumet
Former municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Jumet
Coat of arms
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Jumet is located in Belgium
Jumet
Jumet
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°26′N 4°26′E / 50.433°N 4.433°E / 50.433; 4.433Coordinates: 50°26′N 4°26′E / 50.433°N 4.433°E / 50.433; 4.433
Country  Belgium
Region  Wallonia
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Municipality Drapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 • Total 4.81 sq mi (12.47 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,973
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6040
Area code(s) 071

Jumet is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the province of Hainaut. It was a municipality of its own before the merger of the municipalities in 1977. Church of Saint-Sulpice, Jumet is a Roman Catholic church in Jumet.

The historic Union brewery at Jumet produced a local speciality Cuvee and a range of top-fermenting beers for its parent, Maes, but was closed in 2007.[1] Grimbergen was one of the beers moved to Brasserie Union in Jumet, but since the closure of the plant in Jumet in 2007, the production moved to the Brouwerij van Alken.

In 1995, Jumet was the site of the murder of two teenage girls by notorious Belgian serial killer, Marc Dutroux. The property has since been demolished and in its place now stands a monument to the victims.

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  1. ^ Michael Jackson The Simon & Schuster Pocket Guide to Beer 1997 Page 97 0684843811 "Cuvee is the local speciality of the old Union brewery at Jumet, on the edge of Charleroi. The brewery produces a range of top-fermenting beers of its parent, Maes."