Wavre

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.

Wavre
Wåve  (Walloon)
The church of St John the Baptist in Wavre
Wavre
Location in Belgium
Location of Wavre in Walloon Brabant
Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°36′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
ArrondissementNivelles
Government
  MayorFrançoise Pigeolet (La Liste du Bourgmestre; "Mayor's List," LB)
  Governing party/iesLB-PS
Area
  Total41.80 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total34,305
  Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
1300, 1301
Area codes010
Websitewww.wavre.be

Wavre is in the Dyle valley. Most inhabitants speak French as their mother tongue and are called "Wavriens" and "Wavriennes".

The municipality consist of the following districts: Bierges, Limal, and Wavre.

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.


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