Walhain (Walloon: Walin) is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Walloon Brabant. It consists of the former municipalities of Nil-Saint-Vincent-Saint-Martin, Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert and Walhain-Saint-Paul.

Walhain
Ruins of Walhain castle (12th century)
Ruins of Walhain castle (12th century)
Coat of arms of Walhain
Coat of arms
Walhain is located in Belgium
Walhain
Walhain
Location in Belgium
The municipality in the province of Walloon Brabant
Walhain Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
ArrondissementNivelles
Government
 • MayorXavier Dubois (cdH)
(Avenir Communal)
 • Governing party/iesAvenir Communal - Ecolo
Area
 • Total37.94 km2 (14.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total7,167
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Postal codes
1457
Area codes010
Websitewww.walhain.be

The Belgian National Geographic Institute, the Belgian national cartographical service, calculated that the geographical centre of Belgium lay in this municipality, in Nil-Saint-Vincent at 50°38′28″N 4°40′05″E / 50.64111°N 4.66806°E / 50.64111; 4.66806 (Geographical centre of Belgium).[2]

Centre of Belgium

Villages of the municipalityEdit

Walhain-Saint-Paul, Walhain, Sart-lez-Walhain, Nil-Saint-Vincent, Nil-Saint-Martin, Nil-Pierreux, Lerinnes, Tourinnes-Saint-Lambert, Tourinnes les Ourdons et Perbais

SportsEdit

Walhain has two successful national division sport teams:

Firstly, they have a semi-professional football club, RFC Wallonia Walhain CG playing in the Promotion D, which is the 4th tier of Belgian football league. They unfortunately couldn't avoid relegation in 2007 after more than 10 years in the third division.

They also have a good volleyball club, with both women's and men's teams playing in the second national division (the first division in Belgium being professional).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Centre géographique - Le Site" (in French). Municipality of Walhain. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-03-09.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Walhain at Wikimedia Commons