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Chimay

Trip Planner Europe  /  Belgium  /  Wallonia  /  Hainaut Province  /  Chimay
Chimay is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Chimay had a total population of 9,774. The total area is 197.10 km² which gives a population density of 50 inhabitants per km². The source of the Oise River is located in the municipality.Situated in the administrative district of Thuin, the municipality was created with a merger of 14 old communes on January 1, 1977. The Trappist monastery of Scourmont Abbey is located in the town and is famous for the Chimay Brewery.EtymologyThe origin of the name would come from the Celtic word coimos meaning "pretty, pleasant".SubdivisionsThe Walloon names of the place names are in brackets and italics. Baileux (Balieu)Bailièvre (Bailleve)Bourlers (Bourlé)Chimay (Chimai)Forges (Foidjes)L'Escaillère (L'Ecayire)Lompret (Lompré)Rièzes (Rieze)Robechies (Robchiye)Salles (Sale)Saint-Remy (Sint-Rmey)Vaulx (Vå)Villers-la-Tour (Vilé-al-Tour)Virelles (Virele)
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