Couvin

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Couvin
—  Municipality of Belgium  —

Coat of arms
Couvin is located in Belgium
Couvin
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.05°N 4.483°E / 50.05; 4.483
CountryBelgium
RegionWallonia
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorRaymond Douniaux (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, MR, IC
Area
 • Total206.93 km2 (79.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total13,768
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes5660
Area codes060
Websitewww.couvin.be
 
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Couvin
—  Municipality of Belgium  —

Coat of arms
Couvin is located in Belgium
Couvin
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°03′N 04°29′E / 50.05°N 4.483°E / 50.05; 4.483
CountryBelgium
RegionWallonia
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementPhilippeville
Government
 • MayorRaymond Douniaux (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, MR, IC
Area
 • Total206.93 km2 (79.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total13,768
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal codes5660
Area codes060
Websitewww.couvin.be

Couvin (French pronunciation: [ku.vɛ̃]) is a Walloon municipality and town located in Belgium in the province of Namur.

On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 13,476 inhabitants. Couvin is the second largest municipality of Belgium by surface area, after Tournai. The total area is 206.93 km², giving a population density of 65 inhabitants per km².

Couvin: the River Eau Noire and the Rue de la Falaise

Transport

Couvin railway station provides the town with a rail link direct to Charleroi. The line terminates here; the next station is Mariembourg.

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