Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.050°N 4.483°E / 50.050; 4.483
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Philippeville
  Mayor Raymond Douniaux (PS)
  Governing party/ies PS, MR, IC
  Total 206.93 km2 (79.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 13,946
  Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes 5660
Area codes 060

Couvin (French pronunciation: [ku.vɛ̃]) is a Belgian town located in the province of Namur.

On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,476 inhabitants. Couvin is the second largest municipality of Belgium by surface area, after Tournai. The total area is 206.93 km², giving a population density of 65 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Couvin proper, Aublain, Boussu-en-Fagne, Brûly, Brûly-de-Pesche, Cul-des-Sarts, Dailly, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, Gonrieux, Mariembourg, Pesche, Petigny, Petite-Chapelle, and Presgaux.

River Eau Noire and the Rue de la Falaise


Couvin railway station provides the town with a rail link direct to Charleroi. The line terminates here; the next station is Mariembourg.

See also


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