Villers-la-Ville

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Villers-la-Ville
Marbais
Marbais
Villers-la-Ville is located in Belgium
Villers-la-Ville
Villers-la-Ville
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant
Villers-la-Ville Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°35′N 04°32′E / 50.583°N 4.533°E / 50.583; 4.533Coordinates: 50°35′N 04°32′E / 50.583°N 4.533°E / 50.583; 4.533
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
ArrondissementNivelles
Government
 • MayorEmmanuel Burton (MR)
 • Governing party/iesMR, PS
Area
 • Total47.45 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total10,713
 • Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal codes
1495
Area codes071
Websitewww.villers-la-ville.be

Villers-la-Ville is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Villers-la-Ville had a total population of 9,572. The total area is 47.45 km² which gives a population density of 202 inhabitants per km². The municipality includes also the villages of Marbais, Mellery, Sart-Dames-Avelines and Tilly.

History[edit]

To be expanded

Sites[edit]

Ruins of Villers Abbey

To the north of the village lie the ruins of the Villers Abbey, which was one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Europe. It was founded in 1147 and destroyed by the French republicans in 1795. In the ruined church attached to the abbey the tombstones of several dukes of Brabant of the 13th and 14th centuries are still to be found.[2]

The ruins also appear in the final episode of season 2 of sense8.

Postal history[edit]

The MARBAIS post office opened on 1 June 1838. It used postal distrbution code 33 with bars (before 1864), and code 235 with points before 1874. The VILLERS-LA-VILLE post-office opened on 10 February 1865. SART-DAMES-AVELINES on 15 October 1877, TILLY on 8 November 1906.[3]

Postal codes in 1969:[4]

  • 6318 Marbais
  • 6320 Villers-la-Ville
  • 6321 Tilly
  • 6322 Mellery
  • 6328 Sart-Dames-Avelines

Code 1495 since at least October 1990.

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Villers la Ville". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 86.
  3. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  4. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

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