Lobbes on the river Sambre


Location in Belgium

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
  Mayor Marcel Basile (cdH)
  Governing party/ies MR, PS
  Total 32.08 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 5,707
  Density 180/km2 (460/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.

The noted musical bibliographer Alfred Wotquenne was born in Lobbes.


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