Florennes


Florennes (French pronunciation: [flɔ.ʁɛn]) is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On 1 January 2006 Florennes had a total population of 10,754. The total area is 133.55 km² which gives a population density of 81 inhabitants per km².

Florennes
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Florennes
Location in Belgium
Location of Florennes in the province of Namur
Coordinates: 50°15′N 04°37′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
  MayorStéphane Lasseaux (CDH)
  Governing party/iesCDH, Ecolo, independent
Area
  Total133.55 km2 (51.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total11,410
  Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Postal codes
5620-5621
Area codes071
Websitewww.florennes.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Corenne, Flavion, Florennes, Hanzinelle, Hanzinne, Hemptinne, Morialmé, Morville, Rosée, Saint-Aubin and Thy-le-Bauduin.

Florennes hosts Florennes Air Base, a Belgian military airfield which is the home base for F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

The first week-end of every July, Florennes is a large festival due to the folk walk with a couple of thousand valorous walkers.

Cyclists Firmin Lambot, who won the Tour de France in 1919 and in 1922 and Léon Scieur, who won the Tour in 1921, were born in Florennes.

The village was formerly the site of Florennes Abbey, dissolved during the French Revolution and since entirely demolished.

See also


Florennes Castle

References