Binche

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Binche is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1st, 2004 Binche had a total population of 32,227 (15,461 males and 16,766 females). The total area is 60.66 km² which gives a population density of 531.27 inhabitants per km². Since 1977, the municipality of Binche has gathered the town of Binche itself with 7 old municipalities : Bray, Buvrinnes, Epinois, Leval-Trahegnies, Péronnes-lez-Binche, Ressaix et Waudrez.

In 2003, the Carnival of Binche was proclaimed one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The motto of the city is "Plus Oultre" (meaning "Further" in Old French), which was the motto of Charles V.

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PLVS OVLTRE,"Element of fireworks with Collegiale St Ursmer in background". - Photo: Jean-Michel Reghem
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Binche, the old city and her surrounding wall.

External links (in french)

eo:Binche fr:Binche nl:Binche

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