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Belœil

Belœil
Municipality
Gossart Square
Gossart Square
Flag of Belœil
Flag
Coat of arms of Belœil
Coat of arms
Belœil is located in Belgium
Belœil
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Ath
Government
 • Mayor Alain Carion (MR)
 • Governing party/ies MR, CDH
Area
 • Total 61.55 km2 (23.76 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 13,769
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal codes 7970, 7971, 7972, 7973
Area codes 069
Website beloeil.be

Belœil is a Belgian municipality located in the province of Hainaut. It is around 10 km south of Ath. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,347 inhabitants. The total area is 61.55 km², giving a population density of 217 inhabitants per km².

In addition to Belœil itself, the municipality also contains the following population centres: Basècles, Ramegnies, Thumaide, Wadelincourt, Aubechies, Ellignies-Sainte-Anne, Quevaucamps, Grandglise, and Stambruges.

The municipality is named after the château of Belœil, once the seat of Charles-Joseph, Prince of Ligne, a military officer and man of letters who corresponded with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire.

The park and the castle of the Princes of Ligne.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Postal history 1.1
  • Famous inhabitants 2
  • Twin towns 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Expansion needed.

Postal history

Post-offices opening dates before 1910:[2]

- Beloeil on 28 June 1858. It used a Distribution postal code 8 with bars (before 1864), and 35 with points before 1874. - Basècles on 21 April 1862. It used a Distribution postal code 126 with bars (before 1864), and 30 with points before 1874. - Quevaucamps on 13 March 1876. - Stambruges on12 November 1888. - Ramegnies-Chin on 27 June 1896.

Postal codes in 1969:[3]

- Aubechies 7672 - Basècles 7660 - Beloeil 7970 - Ellignies-Sainte-Anne 7671 - Quevaucamps 7670 - Ramegnies 7663 - Ramegnies-Chin 7721 - Stambruges 7980 - Thumaide 7662 - Wadelincourt 7661

Since at least October 1990:[4] - 7520 Ramegnies-Chin - 7970 Beloeil - 7971 Basècles, Ramegnies, Thumaide, Wadelincourt - 7972 Aubechies, Ellignies-Sainte-Anne, Quevaucamps - 7973 Grandglise, Stambruges

Famous inhabitants

Apart from many members of the House of Ligne, living in the castle, other famous people to have lived here include:

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, NIPA, Antwerp, 1999.
  3. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.
  4. ^ Les numéros postaux belges en vigueur à partir du 1/10/1990, La Poste.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official site of the château


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