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Gerpinnes
Gerpinnes E1aJPG.jpg
Municipal flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Gerpinnes in Hainaut
Location of Gerpinnes in Hainaut
Gerpinnes is located in Belgium
Gerpinnes
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Wallonia
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Arrondissement Charleroi
Coordinates 50°20′0″N 04°31′0″E / 50.333333°N 4.516667°E / 50.333333; 4.516667Coordinates: 50°20′0″N 04°31′0″E / 50.333333°N 4.516667°E / 50.333333; 4.516667
Area 47.10 km²
Population
– Males
– Females
Density
12,030 (2006-01-01)
47.97%
52.03%
255 inhab./km²
Unemployment rate 13.03% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €14,810/pers. (2003)
Mayor Philippe Busine (cdH)
Governing parties cdH, MR
Postal codes 6280
Area codes 071
Website www.gerpinnes.be

Gerpinnes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 12,030 inhabitants. The total area is 47.10 km², giving a population density of 255 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 towns

  • Acoz (and Acoz Castle)
  • Gougnies
  • Joncret
  • Loverval
  • Villers-Poterie

External links

Gerpinnes: the drum major
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