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Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Wallonia Community French Community Province Hainaut Arrondissement Soignies Government – Mayor Jean-Marie Degauque (PS) – Governing party/ies PS, Ensemble Area – Total 72.29 km2 (27.9 sq mi) Population (1 January 2010) – Total 18,346 – Density 253.8/km2 (657.3/sq mi) Postal codes 7860 Lessines
Area codes 068 Website www.lessines.be
Lessines (Dutch: Lessen) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006 Lessines had a total population of 17,848. The total area is 72.29 km² which gives a population density of 247 inhabitants per km². It was the birthplace of René Magritte, the famous Surrealist painter.
- Official website (in French)
- One alternative site, with lots of further information on the city (in French, Dutch, English)
- Another alternative site, with lots of further information on the city (in French)
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