Estinnes

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Estinnes
Municipality
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bonne-Espérance
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bonne-Espérance
Flag of Estinnes
Flag
Coat of arms of Estinnes
Coat of arms
Estinnes is located in Belgium
Estinnes
Estinnes
Location in Belgium
Location of Estinnes in Hainaut
Estinnes Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°24′N 04°06′E / 50.400°N 4.100°E / 50.400; 4.100Coordinates: 50°24′N 04°06′E / 50.400°N 4.100°E / 50.400; 4.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Thuin
Government
 • Mayor Etienne Quenon
 • Governing party/ies EMC
Area
 • Total 72.73 km2 (28.08 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 7,736
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Postal codes 7120
Area codes 064
Website www.estinnes.be

Estinnes is a Belgian] municipality located in the Walloon province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 Estinnes had a total population of 7,413. The total area is 72.73 km² which gives a population density of 102 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Croix-lez-Rouveroy, Estinnes-au-Mont, Estinnes-au-Val, Fauroeulx, Haulchin, Peissant, Rouveroy, Vellereille-les-Brayeux, and Vellereille-le-Sec.

Estinnes was the location, on 1 March 744, of the second reform council organized by Saint Boniface.[2]

Near Estinnes is a wind farm with 11 wind turbines of Enercon E-126 type, 198.5 metres (651 ft) high.

View of Bonne-Espérance Abbey (1130), in Estinnes (Vellereille-les-Brayeux)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Dierkens, Alain (1984). "Superstitions, christianisme et paganisma à la fin de l'epoque mérovingienne: A propos de l'Indiculus superstitionem et paganiarum". In Hervé Hasquin. Magie, sorcellerie, parapsychologie. Brussels: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles. pp. 9–26. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Estinnes at Wikimedia Commons