Silly, Belgium

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Silly

Opzullik  (Dutch)
Silly town hall
Silly town hall
Flag of Silly
Flag
Silly is located in Belgium
Silly
Silly
Location in Belgium
Location of Silly in Hainaut
Silly Hainaut Belgium Map.png
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementSoignies
Government
 • MayorChristian Leclercq
 • Governing party/iesLB-MR-PS
Area
 • Total17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total8,397
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
7830
Area codes068
Websitewww.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 Bassilly (Zullik).

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Silly is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. xii.

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