Cerfontaine, Belgium


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°10′N 04°25′E / 50.167°N 4.417°E / 50.167; 4.417Coordinates: 50°10′N 04°25′E / 50.167°N 4.417°E / 50.167; 4.417
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Philippeville
  Mayor Christophe Bombled (MR-IC)
  Governing party/ies MR-IC
  Total 83.45 km2 (32.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 4,853
  Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Postal codes 5630
Area codes 071
Website www.cerfontaine.be

Cerfontaine (French pronunciation: [sɛʁfɔ̃tɛn]) is a Walloon municipality located in Belgium in the province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Cerfontaine had a total population of 4,546. The total area is 83.45 km² which gives a population density of 54 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Cerfontaine proper, Daussois, Senzeille, Silenrieux, Soumoy, and Villers-Deux-Églises.

The Eau d'Heure lakes are situated partly in this municipality and partly in neighbouring Froidchapelle.

Rue du Moulin, the pavilion and the St. Lambertus church


Postal history

The CERFONTAINE post-office opened on 25 February 1860. It used a Distribution code 98 with vertical bars (before 1864), and 75 with points before 1874. The SILENRIEUX post-office opened on 9 December 1899; SENZEILLES on 21 August 1906.[2]

Code 5630 since at least 1990.[3]

Postal codes in 1969[4] (before the merger of municipalities in 1977): - 6355 Villers-Deux-Églises - 6444 Silenrieux - 6445 Daussois - 6450 Cerfontaine - 6451 Soumoy - 6452 Senzeille.

Town twinning


  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, 1849-1910, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  3. Les numéros postaux belges en vigueur à partir du 1/10/1990, La Poste.
  4. Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

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