Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°31′N 03°35′E / 50.517°N 3.583°E / 50.517; 3.583Coordinates: 50°31′N 03°35′E / 50.517°N 3.583°E / 50.517; 3.583
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Tournai
  Mayor Daniel Westrade (PS)
  Governing party/ies PS, AC
  Total 60.56 km2 (23.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 17,132
  Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Postal codes 7600-7608
Area codes 069
Website www.peruwelz.be

Péruwelz is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Péruwelz had a total population of 16,843. The total area is 60.56 km² which gives a population density of 278 inhabitants per km².

Péruwelz is pronounced [peʀwe] or [pɛʀwe]; in Picard (the Western Hainaut's dialect), the city's name is "Piérwé", and is pronounced [pieʀwe] or [piɛʀwe].

This municipality is more specifically situated in Western Hainaut, also called Walloon Picardy. Péruwelz is also near France, near the cities of "Condé-sur-l'Escaut", "Vieux Condé", "Hergnies", and is near the forest of Bon-Secours, the location of the castle of (l')Hermitage.

Composition of the municipality

The current municipality of Péruwelz was formed in 1977 when the following ten municipalities were joined:

The municipality also includes these villages:


Péruwelz has a number of natural springs:

Certain springs are not potable, tests are performed every day.


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