Belœil

Belœil

Infobox Belgium Municipality
name=Belœil
picture=Beloeil JPG .jpg
picture-width=250px
picture-



map-
Hainaut
arms=CommunesBelgique-Beloeil.svg



region=BE-REG-WAL
community=BE-FR
province=BE-PROV-HT
arrondissement=Ath
nis=51008
pyramid-date=01/01/2006
0-19=23.42
20-64=59.98
65=16.60
foreigners=5.10
foreigners-date=01/07/2005
mayor=Alain Carion (MR)
majority=MR, CDH
postal-codes=7970, 7971, 7972, 7973
telephone-area=069
web= [http://www.entite-beloeil.be/ www.entite-beloeil.be]
lat_deg=50
lat_min=32
lon_deg=03
lon_min=43

Belœil is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,347 inhabitants. The total area is 61.55 km², giving a population density of 217 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is named after the château of Belœil, once the seat of Charles-Joseph, Prince of Ligne, a military officer and man of letters who corresponded with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire.

Famous inhabitants

Apart from many members of the House of Ligne, living in the Castle of Belœil, other famous people to have lived here include:
*Émilie Dequenne, actress
*Pierre Descamps, politician
*Baron Empain, entrepreneur and Egyptologist

External links

* [http://www.chateaudebeloeil.com/ Official site of the château]


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