Couillet, Belgium

Couillet ([kujɛ]; Walloon: Couyet) is a town of Wallonia and district of the municipality of Charleroi, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

Couillet
Couyet (Walloon)
Former municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Couillet
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Couillet is located in Belgium
Couillet
Couillet
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Community French Community
Province Hainaut
MunicipalityDrapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 • Total4.81 sq mi (12.47 km2)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total12,546
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6010
Area code071

It was a municipality of its own before the merger of the municipalities in 1977.

CultureEdit

The local theater company playing in Walloon language, the "Cercle (royal) wallon de Couillet", won the "Grand Prix du Roi Albert I" Walloon-speaking theater contest in 1932, 1952 and 1976.