Lobbes

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Lobbes
Municipality
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Lobbes on the river Sambre
Flag of Lobbes
Flag
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
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Thuin
Government
 • Mayor Marcel Basile (cdH)
 • Governing party/ies MR, PS
Area
 • Total 32.08 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 5,777
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal codes 6540, 6542, 6543
Area codes 071
Website www.lobbes.be

Lobbes is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 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.

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  • Media related to Lobbes at Wikimedia Commons