Silly town hall
|• Mayor||Christian Leclercq|
|• Governing party/ies||LB-MR-PS|
|• Total||17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
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.
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Fouleng, Gondregnies (Gondreghem), Graty, Hellebecq (Hellebeek), Hoves (Hove), Silly proper (Opzullik), Thoricourt, and Zullik (Bassilly).
Twin towns – Sister cities
Silly is twinned with:
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- 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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