Ellezelles

Ellezelles (Dutch: Elzele) is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Hainaut. It comprises the former municipalities of Ellezelles, Lahamaide, and Wodecq. Bordering Flanders, the town is home to a minority of Dutch-speakers.

Ellezelles

Elzele  (Dutch)
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Flag of Ellezelles
Flag
Coat of arms of Ellezelles
Coat of arms
Ellezelles is located in Belgium
Ellezelles
Ellezelles
Location in Belgium
The municipality in Ath arrondissement
in the province of Hainaut
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Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683Coordinates: 50°44′N 03°41′E / 50.733°N 3.683°E / 50.733; 3.683
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementAth
Government
 • Governing party/iescdHPS
Area
 • Total44.69 km2 (17.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total6,001
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Postal codes
7890
Area codes068
Websitewww.ellezelles.be

The village archives contain a document "attesting" to the birth of Hercule Poirot on 1 April 1850.[2]

"Wild cat" windmill (1751)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Hercule Poirot". Ellezelles.be. Retrieved June 10, 2018.

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