Farciennes

Farciennes is a municipality in Hainaut Province, Belgium. It lies in the country's Wallonia region. On January 1, 2006, Farciennes had a total population of 11,099. The total area is 10.39 km² which gives a population density of 1,069 inhabitants per km². It is located on the entre-Sambre-et-Meuse in the periphery of Charleroi.

Farciennes
Farciennes Castle
Flag of Farciennes
Flag
Coat of arms of Farciennes
Coat of arms
Farciennes is located in Belgium
Farciennes
Farciennes
Location in Belgium
Location of Farciennes in Hainaut
Farciennes Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°26′N 04°33′E / 50.433°N 4.550°E / 50.433; 4.550Coordinates: 50°26′N 04°33′E / 50.433°N 4.550°E / 50.433; 4.550
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementCharleroi
Government
 • MayorHugues Bayet
 • Governing party/iesPS
Area
 • Total10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total11,247
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Postal codes
6240
Area codes071
Websitewww.farciennes.be

In the past, Farciennes was an industrial city. It declined with the closure of the last Walloon coal mine, namely the Sainte-Catherine shaft of the Roton company, and the fall of the iron and steel industries, formerly large employers in the area between Liège and Charleroi. Today, the site of Roton, of which only the tower and the cloakroom remain, has been developed to accommodate small and medium-sized businesses.

Since the merger of the communes of 1977, the small commune of Pironchamps was integrated into Farciennes. The districts of Wainage, Wairchat and Tergnée are part of the territory of Farciennes.

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

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