Walhain


Walhain

Infobox Belgium Municipality
name=Walhain
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arms=Coat of Armes Walhain.png

region=BE-REG-WAL
community=BE-FR
province=BE-PROV-BW
arrondissement=Nivelles
nis=25124
pyramid-date
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20-64
65
foreigners=
foreigners-date
mayor=Laurence Smets (WAL1 [PS] )
majority=IC
parties=IC WAL-UN Ecolo
postal-codes=1457
telephone-area=010
web= [http://www.walhain.be/ www.walhain.be]
lat_deg=50
lat_min=38
lon_deg=04
lon_min=42

Walhain is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Walloon Brabant. It consists of the former municipalities of Nil-Saint-Vincent-Saint-Martin, Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert and Walhain-Saint-Paul.

Walhain is a little bit famous because, although it is quite a little village, they have two successful national sports clubs.Firstly, they have a semi-professional football club, RFC Wallonia Walhain CG playing in the third Belgian division which unfortunately couldn't avoid relegation in 2007 and will be playing in Promotion D next season.They also have a good volleyball club, with both women's and men's teams playing in the second national division (the first division in Belgium being professional).

The Institut Géographique National, the Belgian national cartographical service, calculated that the geographical centre of Belgium lay in this municipality, in Nil-Saint-Vincent at coord|50|38|28|N|4|40|05|E|region:BE_type:landmark|name=Geographical centre of Belgium.cite web |url=http://www.walhain.be/template.asp?m=2&sm=3&smenu=Centre%20g%E9ographique&tmp=4 |title=Centre géographique - Le Site |language=French |publisher=Municipality of Walhain |accessdate=2007-03-09]

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