Silly, Belgium

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Silly

Opzullik  (Dutch)
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Silly
Location in Belgium
Location of Silly in Hainaut
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Coordinates: 50°39′N03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917 Coordinates: 50°39′N03°55′E / 50.650°N 3.917°E / 50.650; 3.917
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Ath
Government
  MayorChristian Leclercq
  Governing party/iesLB-MR-PS
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total8,407
Postal codes
7830
Area codes 068
Website www.silly.be

Silly (Dutch : Opzullik) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Silly had a total population of 7,995. The total area is 67.68 square kilometres (26.13 sq mi) which gives a population density of 118 inhabitants per km².

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The name of the town derives from its stream, called the Sille (French) or Zulle (Dutch), and has no relation to the English word. In the English-speaking world, it has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. [2]

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Fouleng, Gondregnies (Gondreghem), Graty, Hellebecq (Hellebeek), Hoves (Hove), Silly proper (Opzullik), Thoricourt, and Bassilly (Zullik).

International relations

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