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Lobbes
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Flag of Lobbes
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Lobbes is located in Belgium
Lobbes
Lobbes
Location in Belgium
Location of Lobbes in Hainaut
Lobbes Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°E / 50.350; 4.250Coordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°E / 50.350; 4.250
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementThuin
Government
 • MayorMarcel Basile (cdH)
 • Governing party/iesMR, PS
Area
 • Total32.08 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total5,862
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal codes
6540, 6542, 6543
Area codes071
Websitewww.lobbes.be

Lobbes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 Lobbes had a total population of 5,499. The total area is 32.08 km² which gives a population density of 171 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Lobbes proper, Mont-Sainte-Geneviève, Sars-la-Buissière, and Bienne-lez-Happart.

The town grew up round Lobbes Abbey, a religious house established here in about 650.

The tramway of the ASVi runs through Lobbes.

Births[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lobbes at Wikimedia Commons