Lobbes on the river Sambre
Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°ECoordinates: 50°21′N 04°15′E / 50.350°N 4.250°E|
|• Mayor||Marcel Basile (cdH)|
|• Governing party/ies||MR, PS|
|• Total||32.08 km2 (12.39 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||6540, 6542, 6543|
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 town grew up round Lobbes Abbey, a religious house established here in about 650.
The tramway of the ASVi runs through Lobbes.
The noted musical bibliographer Alfred Wotquenne was born in Lobbes.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Lobbes at Wikimedia Commons