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Charleroi

3.9
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Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. By January 1, 2008, the total population of Charleroi was 201,593. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of with a total population of 522,522 by January 1, 2008, ranking it as the 5th most populous in Belgium after Brussels, Antwerp, Liège, and Ghent. The inhabitants are called Carolorégiens or simply Carolos.GeographyThe municipality of Charleroi straddles both banks of the river Sambre in an area marked by industrial activities (coal mining and steel industry), which has been nicknamed the Pays Noir ("Black Country"), part of the larger sillon industriel. Even though most of the factories have closed since the 1950s, the landscape remains dotted with spoil tips and old industrial buildings.Charleroi lies around south of Brussels.The municipality comprises: I. the central city of Charleroi and the following former municipalities, merged into Charleroi in 1977:
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World heritage site
Le Bois du Cazier
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Comedie Centrale de Charleroi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee de la Photographie
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Science Museum
Musee de l'Industrie
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Charleroi

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Zoo
Pairi Daiza Brugelette
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Monument
Menin Gate Memorial Ieper (Ypres)
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Memorial Waterloo 1815 Braine-l'Alleud
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cave
Domaine Des Grottes De Han Han-sur-Lesse
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Charleroi

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Specialty Museum
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Science Museum
Centre de Culture scientifique de l'ULB
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Eglise De St. Christopher
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spa
L'Esprit de Cocagne
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Charleroi

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Gift & Specialty Shop
ville 2
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Shopping Rive Gauche Charleroi
3.1
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Charleroi

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Art Museum
Musee du Verre - Charleroi, Marcinelle
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Museum
BPS22 Musee d'art de la Province de Hainaut
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Charleroi

Historic Walking Area
Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Walking Area
Gare de Charleroi-Sud
2.5
Duration: 30 minutes

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