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Location of Farciennes in Hainaut
Location of Farciennes in Hainaut
Farciennes is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Wallonia
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
Coordinates 50°26′0″N 04°33′0″E / 50.433333°N 4.55°E / 50.433333; 4.55Coordinates: 50°26′0″N 04°33′0″E / 50.433333°N 4.55°E / 50.433333; 4.55
Area 10.39 km²
– Males
– Females
11,099 (2006-01-01)
1069 inhab./km²
Unemployment rate 31.82% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €9,007/pers. (2003)
Mayor Hugues Bayet
Governing parties PS
Postal codes 6240
Area codes 071

Farciennes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. 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.

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 were and still are part of the territory of Farciennes.

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