Wavre (French pronunciation: [wavʁ] (listen); Dutch: Waver, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːvər] (listen); Walloon: Wåve) is a city and municipality of Wallonia, capital of the province of Walloon Brabant, Belgium.
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|• Mayor||Françoise Pigeolet (La Liste du Bourgmestre; "Mayor's List," LB)|
|• Governing party/ies||LB-PS|
|• Total||41.80 km2 (16.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
Wavre is in the Dyle valley. Most inhabitants speak French as their mother tongue and are called "Wavriens" and "Wavriennes".
Wavre is also called "the City of the Maca", referring to the statue of the small boy trying to climb the wall of the city hall. Tradition holds that touching the Maca's buttocks brings a year of luck.