Quaregnon

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Quaregnon
Location in Belgium
Location of Quaregnon in Hainaut
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Coordinates: 50°26′N03°51′E / 50.433°N 3.850°E / 50.433; 3.850 Coordinates: 50°26′N03°51′E / 50.433°N 3.850°E / 50.433; 3.850
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
Government
  MayorJean-Pierre Lepine
  Governing party/ies PS
Area
  Total11.08 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017) [1]
  Total19,041
  Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Postal codes
7390
Area codes 065
Website www.quaregnon.be

Quaregnon is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Quaregnon had a total population of 18,744. The total area is 11.08 km² which gives a population density of 1,692 inhabitants per km².

Wallonia Region of Belgium

Wallonia is a region of Belgium. As the southern portion of the country, Wallonia is primarily French-speaking, and accounts for 55% of Belgium's territory and a third of its population. The Walloon Region was not merged with the French Community of Belgium, which is the political entity responsible for matters related mainly to culture and education, because the French Community of Belgium encompasses both Wallonia and the majority French-Speaking Brussels-Capital Region.

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.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

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The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Quaregnon proper and Wasmuel.

A deelgemeente or section de commune (French) is a subdivision of a municipality in Belgium and, until March 2014, in the Netherlands as well.

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