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Marchienne-au-Pont
—  Former municipality of Belgium  —
Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Marchienne-au-Pont is located in Belgium
Marchienne-au-Pont
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°23′E / 50.4°N 4.383°E / 50.4; 4.383
Country  Belgium
Region  Wallonia
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Municipality Drapeau ville be Charleroi.svg Charleroi
Area
 - Total 2.6 sq mi (6.64 km2)
Population (2001)
 - Total 16,739
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6030
Area code(s) 071

Marchienne-au-Pont is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. It was a commune of its own before the merge of the communes in 1977, when it had a population of 17,000.

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Sights

  • The Castle of Cartier - built on the ruins of another castle destroyed by the troops of Henri II on July 21, 1554. The Cartier family owned it from 1726 to 1938. It is a library since April 2002. The basse court has been replaced by a public swimming pool and the park has been partly destroyed.
  • The city walls.

Yvonne Viesley

On October 12, 1918, Yvonne Viesley, age 10, got shot by a German soldier after trying to give her bread to French prisoners through the bars of a gate. French president Pointcaré gave her a posthumous medal of honour on September 11, 1919. A monument has been built where she fell.

People born in Marchienne-au-Pont

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