Viroinval

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Viroinval
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Flag of Viroinval
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Coat of arms of Viroinval
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Viroinval is located in Belgium
Viroinval
Viroinval
Location in Belgium
Location of Viroinval in the province of Namur
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Coordinates: 50°05′N 04°33′E / 50.083°N 4.550°E / 50.083; 4.550Coordinates: 50°05′N 04°33′E / 50.083°N 4.550°E / 50.083; 4.550
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorFreddy Cabaraux (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, CDH
Area
 • Total120.90 km2 (46.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total5,731
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal codes
5670
Area codes060
Websitewww.viroinval.be

Viroinval (French pronunciation: ​[viʁwɛ̃val], Walloon: Virwinvå) is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Viroinval had a total population of 5,680. The total area is 120.90 km² which gives a population density of 47 inhabitants per km².

Villages in Viroinval[edit]

The name Viroinval, Viroin (River) Valley, was chosen for the municipality that was formed by fusing eight villages, in 1977: Dourbes, Mazée, Le Mesnil, Nismes, Oignies-en-Thiérache, Olloy-sur-Viroin, Treignes, Vierves-sur-Viroin.[2]

Attractions[edit]

Monument for the geographical centre of the EU until its May 2004 expansion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Viroinval" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ "Trois Vallées – Chemin de fer touristique" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ "Musée du Chemin de Fer à Vapeur des Trois Vallées" (in French). Viroinval municipality. Retrieved 2011-09-24.

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