Arrondissement of Charleroi

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Arrondissement of Charleroi
Arrondissement de Charleroi
Arrondissement of Belgium
Arrondissement Charleroi Belgium Map.png
Location of the arrondissement in Hainaut
Coordinates: 50°27′N4°27′E / 50.45°N 4.45°E / 50.45; 4.45 Coordinates: 50°27′N4°27′E / 50.45°N 4.45°E / 50.45; 4.45
CountryFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Region Flag of Wallonia.svg  Wallonia
Province Flag of Hainaut.svg  Hainaut
Municipalities 14
Area
  Total 554.55 km2 (214.11 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)
  Total 430,128
  Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Arrondissement of Charleroi (French : Arrondissement de Charleroi; Dutch : Arrondissement Charleroi) is one of the seven administrative arrondissements in the Province of Hainaut, Belgium. It is both an administrative and a judicial arrondissement. However, the Judicial Arrondissement of Charleroi also comprises the municipalities of the Arrondissement of Thuin.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

Arrondissements of Belgium are subdivisions below the provinces of Belgium. There are administrative, judicial and electoral arrondissements. These may or may not relate to identical geographical areas.

Municipalities

The Administrative Arrondissement of Charleroi consists of the following municipalities:

Municipality An administrative division having corporate status and usually some powers of self-government or jurisdiction

A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished (usually) from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.

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