Beaumont, Belgium

Beaumont (French pronunciation: ​[bo.mɔ̃]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, on the border with France. On January 1, 2012, Beaumont had a total population of 7,060. The total area is 92.97 km².

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Beaumont is located in Belgium
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Location in Belgium
Location of Beaumont in Hainaut
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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
 • MayorCharles Dupuis
 • Governing party/iesICI
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

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

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 holds the townhall and the other olds 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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