Beaumont, Belgium

Beaumont (French pronunciation: ​[bo.mɔ̃]; Walloon: Biômont) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, on the border with France.

Beaumont
Biômont  (Walloon)
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Flag of Beaumont
Coat of arms of Beaumont
Beaumont is located in Belgium
Beaumont
Beaumont
Location in Belgium
Location of Beaumont in Hainaut
Beaumont Hainaut Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°14′N 04°14′E / 50.233°N 4.233°E / 50.233; 4.233Coordinates: 50°14′N 04°14′E / 50.233°N 4.233°E / 50.233; 4.233
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementThuin
Government
 • MayorBruno Lambert (cdH)
(ICI)
 • Governing party/iesIntérêts Communaux Indépendants (ICI)
Area
 • Total92.97 km2 (35.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total7,137
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Postal codes
6500, 6511
Area codes071
Websitewww.beaumont.be

On 1 January 2012 Beaumont had a total population of 7,060. The total area is 92.97 km².

The municipality consists of the following districts: Barbençon, Beaumont, Leugnies, Leval-Chaudeville, Renlies, Solre-Saint-Géry, Strée, and Thirimont.

The Tour Salamandre, an 11th-century donjon, is the most remarkable remains of the ancient fortifications of Beaumont. It can still be visited and holds expositions of the town's history. The old castle, in which Napoleon spent a night before going to Waterloo in 1815, has been separated in two parts; one houses the town hall and the other contains a catholic secondary school, Paridaens.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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