Gerpinnes (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛʁ.pin]; Walloon: Djerpene) is a municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

Gerpinnes
Djerpen  (Walloon)
Gerpinnes town hall
Gerpinnes town hall
Flag of Gerpinnes
Coat of arms of Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes is located in Belgium
Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes
Location in Belgium
Location of Gerpinnes in Hainaut
Gerpinnes Hainaut Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517Coordinates: 50°20′N 04°31′E / 50.333°N 4.517°E / 50.333; 4.517
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementCharleroi
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Busine (CDH)
 • Governing party/iesCDH, MR
Area
 • Total47.10 km2 (18.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total12,660
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Postal codes
6280
Area codes071
Websitewww.gerpinnes.be

On 1 January 2018 the municipality had 12,660 inhabitants. The total area is 47.10 km², giving a population density of 269 inhabitants per km².

Every year at Whitsun, a large procession is organised in honour of Saint Rolendis (Sainte Rolende). Participants are dressed as Napoleonic soldiers, and walk about 40 km around the whole municipality.

Villages and townsEdit

 
Gerpinnes: the drum major

ReferencesEdit

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

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