Silly, Belgium

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Silly
Opzullik  (Dutch)
Municipality
Silly town hall
Silly town hall
Flag of Silly
Flag
Silly is located in Belgium
Silly
Silly
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°39′N 03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917Coordinates: 50°39′N 03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Christian Leclercq
 • Governing party/ies LB-MR-PS
Area
 • Total 17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 8,353
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 7830
Area codes 068
Website www.silly.be

Silly (Dutch: Opzullik) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Silly had a total population of 7,995. The total area is 67.68 square kilometres (26.13 sq mi) which gives a population density of 118 inhabitants per km².

The name of the town derives from its stream, called the Sille (French) or Zulle (Dutch), and has no relation to the English word. In the English-speaking world, it has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[2]

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Fouleng, Gondregnies (Gondreghem), Graty, Hellebecq (Hellebeek), Hoves (Hove), Silly proper (Opzullik), Thoricourt, and Zullik (Bassilly).

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