Walcourt

Walcourt (French pronunciation: ​[walkuʁ]; Walloon: Walcoû) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Walcourt
Walcoû  (Walloon)
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Coat of arms of Walcourt
Walcourt is located in Belgium
Walcourt
Walcourt
Location in Belgium
Location of Walcourt in the province of Namur
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Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°25′E / 50.250°N 4.417°E / 50.250; 4.417Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°25′E / 50.250°N 4.417°E / 50.250; 4.417
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorMarcel Leclercq (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, MR-EC, Ecolo
Area
 • Total123.18 km2 (47.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total18,376
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Postal codes
5650, 5651
Area codes071
Websitewww.walcourt.be

On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 17,516 inhabitants. The total area is 123.18 km2, giving a population density of 142 inhabitants per km2.

The municipality consits of the following districts: Berzée, Castillon, Chastrès, Clermont, Fontenelle, Fraire, Gourdinne, Laneffe, Pry, Rognée, Somzée, Tarcienne, Thy-le-Château, Vogenée, Walcourt, Yves-Gomezée

HistoryEdit

The Basilica of Saint Maternus is a Gothic minor basilica, founded in 1026. It contains one of the oldest Madonnas in Western Christianity. In 1689, the Battle of Walcourt was fought here between French troops and the Grand Alliance during the Nine Years' War.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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