Hainaut Province

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Hainaut
Hinnot  (Walloon)
Hénau  (Picard)
Heynowes
Flag of Hainaut
Coat of arms of Hainaut
Location of Hainaut
Coordinates: 50°30′N 3°55′E / 50.5°N 3.92°E / 50.5; 3.92Coordinates: 50°30′N 3°55′E / 50.5°N 3.92°E / 50.5; 3.92
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
CapitalMons
Largest cityCharleroi
Government
 • GovernorTommy Leclercq
Area
 • Total3,813 km2 (1,472 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2019)[2]
 • Total1,344,241
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.888[3]
very high · 11th of 11
Websiteportail.hainaut.be

Hainaut (Walloon: Hinnot; Dutch: Henegouwen; German: Hennegau) is a province of the Walloon Region, one of the three regions of Belgium. Its capital is the city of Mons.

It is the westernmost province of the Walloon Region.

Geography[change | change source]

To the south of the province of Hainaut lies the French Nord department, while within Belgium it borders (clockwise from the North) on the Flemish provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant and the Wallonian provinces of Walloon Brabant and Namur.

The province has an area of 3,800 square kilometres (1,467 square miles) with a population of 1,337,157[4] and a density of 351.9 inhabitants per km²; it is the province of the Walloon Region with the highest population.

The province of Hainaut is divided into seven arrondissements (arrondissementen in Dutch) with 69 municipalities.

The altitude of the province is between 10 metres (32.8 feet), in Celles, and 365 metres (1,197.5 feet), in L'Escaillère.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

The province of Hainaut is divided into seven arrondissements (Ath, Charleroi, Mons, Mouscron, Soignies, Thuin and Tournai) and a total of 69 municipalities.

Map of the municipalities of Hainaut
(names are in the following table)
Municipalities by arrondissements, with their numbers in the map
Ath Charleroi Mons Mouscron
Arrondissement Ath Belgium Map.png Arrondissement Charleroi Belgium Map.png Arrondissement Mons Belgium Map.png Arrondissement Mouscron Belgium Map.png
Soignies Thuin Tournai
Arrondissement Soignies Belgium Map.png Arrondissement Thuin Belgium Map.png Arrondissement Tournai Belgium Map.png

Population by arrondissement[change | change source]

Population on 1 January of each year.[5]

Arrondissement 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012[4]
Ath 81,825 82,725 83,129 83,752 84,493 84,958
Charleroi 422,598 423,204 424,289 425,110 427,258 428,711
Mons 249,878 250,431 250,684 251,901 253,373 254,285
Mouscron 70,718 71,411 71,938 72,380 73,055 73,895
Soignies 180,154 181,217 182,155 183,169 184,121 185,161
Thuin 147,475 148,178 148,558 149,082 149,801 150,406
Tournai 142,196 142,931 143,683 144,486 145,183 145,780
Province of Hainaut 1,294,844 1,300,097 1,304,436 1,309,880 1,317,284 1,323,196

References[change | change source]

  1. "Be.STAT".
  2. "Structuur van de bevolking | Statbel".
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  5. Institut National de Statistique - Direction générale Statistique et Information économique

Other websites[change | change source]