Tournai

Tournai or Tournay[2] (/tʊərˈn/ toor-NAY, French: [tuʁnɛ]; Dutch: Doornik; Picard: Tornai; Walloon: Tornè [tɔʀnɛ] (listen); Latin: Tornacum) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. It lies 85 kilometres (53 miles) southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. Tournai is part of Eurometropolis Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai, which had 2,155,161 residents in 2008.[3][4]

Tournai
Tornai  (Picard)
Doornik  (Dutch)
Tournai Grand-Place
Tournai
Location in Belgium
Location of Tournai in Hainaut
Coordinates: 50°36′N 3°23′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementTournai
Government
  MayorPaul-Olivier Delannois (PS)
  Governing party/iesPS-cdH
Area
  Total213.75 km2 (82.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total69,554
  Density330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Postal codes
7500-7548
Area codes069
Websitewww.tournai.be

Tournai is one of the oldest cities in Belgium and has played an important role in the country's cultural history. It was the first capital of the Frankish Empire, with Clovis I being born here.