Péronnes-lez-Binche

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Péronnes-lez-Binche
The church Sainte-Marie in Péronnes-lez-Binche
The church Sainte-Marie in Péronnes-lez-Binche
Coordinates: 50°26′N 4°8′E / 50.433°N 4.133°E / 50.433; 4.133
Country Belgium
Region Walloon Region
Community French Community
Province Hainaut
Municipality Binche
Area
 • Total 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,417
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Area codes 064

Péronnes-lez-Binche (Pèrone in Walloon) is a former town of Belgium, now, section of Belgian town called Binche. It is situated in Wallonia, in the province of Hainaut. The village fusioned to Binche in 1977, with the villages of Bray, Buvrinnes, Épinois, Leval-Trahegnies, Ressaix and Waudrez.

Péronnes became known for its coal rich ground which allowed the mining industry to grow. The mining industry has now been dead for decades but ancient coal hills and few infrastructure stays to remind of the golden age. The most well known building is Triage-Lavoir, coal washing plant, which was built in 1954 with the help of Marshall Plan.

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