St. Lambert's church
Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°ECoordinates: 50°28′N 04°22′E / 50.467°N 4.367°E|
|• Mayor||Caroline Taquin (MR)|
|• Governing party/ies||MR, CDH, Ecolo|
|• Total||48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
Courcelles (French pronunciation: [kuʁ.sɛl]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of January 1, 2006, Courcelles had a total population of 29,626. The total area is 44.24 km² which gives a population density of 670 inhabitants per km².
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Courcelles proper, Gouy-lez-Piéton, Souvret, and Trazegnies.
In 1944, the town was the site of the Courcelles Massacre of 20 civilians by Belgian collaborators. The event is commemorated by a plaque at the site.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Courcelles, Belgium at Wikimedia Commons