Couvin (French pronunciation: [kuvɛ̃] (listen); Walloon: Couvén) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Couvin
Couvén (Walloon)
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Flag of Couvin
Coat of arms of Couvin
Location of Couvin
Couvin is located in Belgium
Couvin
Couvin
Location in Belgium
Location of Couvin in the province of Namur
Couvin Namur Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483
Country Belgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorMaurice Jennequin (cdH, CVN)
 • Governing party/iesCVN (Couvin, Vous et Nous) - MR-IC
Area
 • Total206.97 km2 (79.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total13,782
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes
5660
Area codes060
Websitewww.couvin.be

On 1 January 2018 the municipality had 13,782 inhabitants. Couvin is the second largest municipality of Belgium by surface area, after Tournai. The total area is 206.93 km2 (79.90 sq mi), giving a population density of 67 inhabitants per square kilometre (170/sq mi).

The municipality consists of the following districts: Aublain, Boussu-en-Fagne, Brûly, Brûly-de-Pesche, Couvin, Cul-des-Sarts, Dailly, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, Gonrieux, Mariembourg, Pesche, Petigny, Petite-Chapelle, and Presgaux.

River Eau Noire and the Rue de la Falaise

TransportEdit

Couvin railway station provides the town with a rail link direct to Charleroi. The line terminates here; the next station is Mariembourg.

TourismEdit

There are a number of sites of interest to tourists in the municipality.

One end of the Chemin de Fer à vapeur des Trois Vallées heritage railway is at Mariembourg. The Brasserie des Fagnes brewery is also situated there.

Caves in the area include the Trou de l’Abîme and the Neptune Caves.

Wolfsschlucht I, known locally as "Hitler's Bunker", is located at Brûly-de-Pesche. It was used as one of Adolf Hitler's military headquarters during the Battle of France.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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