Florennes (French pronunciation: ​[flɔ.ʁɛn]; Walloon: Florene) is a municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Namur, Belgium. On 1 January 2006 Florennes had a total population of 10,754. The total area is 133.55 km² which gives a population density of 81 inhabitants per km².

Florennes
Florene  (Walloon)
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Flag of Florennes
Coat of arms of Florennes
Florennes is located in Belgium
Florennes
Florennes
Location in Belgium
Location of Florennes in the province of Namur
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Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°37′E / 50.250°N 4.617°E / 50.250; 4.617Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°37′E / 50.250°N 4.617°E / 50.250; 4.617
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorStéphane Lasseaux (CDH)
 • Governing party/iesCDH, Ecolo, independent
Area
 • Total133.55 km2 (51.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total11,410
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal codes
5620-5621
Area codes071
Websitewww.florennes.be

The municipality consists of the following districts: Corenne, Flavion, Florennes, Hanzinelle, Hanzinne, Hemptinne, Morialmé, Morville, Rosée, Saint-Aubin and Thy-le-Bauduin.

Florennes hosts Florennes Air Base, a Belgian military airfield which is the home base for F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

The first week-end of every July, Florennes is a large festival due to the folk walk with a couple of thousand valorous walkers.

Cyclists Firmin Lambot, who won the Tour de France in 1919 and in 1922 and Léon Scieur, who won the Tour in 1921, were born in Florennes.

The village was formerly the site of Florennes Abbey, dissolved during the French Revolution and since entirely demolished.

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

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