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Lessines
Lessen  ("Dutch)
"Municipality
""Lessines JPG1 HoNdR.jpg
""Flag of Lessines
Flag
""Coat of arms of Lessines
Coat of arms
""Lessines is located in Belgium
Lessines
Lessines
Location in Belgium
Location of Lessines in Hainaut
""Lessines Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°43′N 03°50′E / 50.717°N 3.833°E / 50.717; 3.833"Coordinates: 50°43′N 03°50′E / 50.717°N 3.833°E / 50.717; 3.833
Country "Belgium
"Community "French Community
"Region "Wallonia
"Province "Hainaut
"Arrondissement "Soignies
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Degauque (PS)
 • Governing party/ies "PS, Ensemble
Area
 • Total 72.29 km2 (27.91 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 18,580
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
"Postal codes 7860 Lessines
7861 "Papignies
7861 Wannebecq
7862 "Ogy
7863 Ghoy
7864 Deux-Acren
7866 Bois-de-Lessines
7866 Ollignies
"Area codes 068
Website www.lessines.be

Lessines ("Dutch: Lessen; "Picard: Lissene) is a "Picardy "municipality located in the "Belgian province of "Hainaut. As of the 2014 census, Lessine's total population was 18,637. The total area is 72.29 km² (27.91 square miles) which gives a "population density of 247 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following "sub-municipalities: Lessines proper, Ghoy, Bois-de-Lessines (Lessenbos), Ogy (Oseke), Papignies (Papegem), Deux-Acren (Acren), Wannebecq (Wannebeek), and Ollignies (Woelingen).

It is primarily known as the birthplace of the "Surrealist painter "René Magritte (1898 – 1967).

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Postal history[edit]

The LESSINES post-office opened before 1830. It used a postal code 71 with bars (before 1864), and 214 with points before 1874. DEUX-ACREN on 15 May 1866. It used a postal code 104 with points before 1874. The PAPIGNIES post-office opened on 18 February 1880, GHOY and OLLIGNIES on 25 May 1905, OGY on 5 November 1907.[2]

Postal codes in 1969:[3] -7850 Ollignies -7851 Bois-de-Lessines -7860 Lessines -7861 Papignies -7862 Ogy -7863 Ghoy -7870 Deux-Acren

Postal codes since at least 1990: -7860 Lessines -7861 Papignies, Wannebecq (not opened in 1969) -7862 Ogy -7863 Ghoy -7864 Deux-Acren -7866 Bois-de-Lessines, Ollignies.

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  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, Nationale en Internationale Postzegelmanifestaties Antwerpen (NIPA), Antwerp, 1999.
  3. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles 1969.

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