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The sights of the La Louvière.

La Louvière ( Français: La Louvière, Russian: Ла-Лувьер, Spanish: La Louvière, Deutsch: La Louvière) is a city in Belgium, situated in the Namur region. According to the latest census, the city population is 76668 residents. Geographical coordinates of La Louvière (WGS84): (lat.): 50° 29' 12" N ( 50.4866 ), (long.): 4° 11' 16" E ( 4.1879 ). Interested in useful and fascinating information about La Louvière? Learn more about the city’s history and culture from Wikipedia article about La Louvière.

La Louvière sights and POI.

The most popular sights are: Lifts on the old Canal du Centre.
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If you plan to visit the city soon, we recommend you to pay attention on the following most famous sights: Canal historique du centre, Maison du tourisme du centre, Syndicat d'initiative de la louviere, Syndicat d'initiative regional senne sennette samme, Ch, Arboretum et parc historique de marienmont, Domaine de mariemont, Site minier du bois-du-luc, Ancien hospice plunkett, Climaver. La Louvière Map and weather in La Louvière.

  • La Louvière

    Lat:50.487Lon:4.188
    Belgium

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La Louvière
Temp: 12 °C
Wind Chill:12 °C
Pressure:87 %
Speed:21 km/h
Direction:191 °
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Museums and clubs in La Louvière

  • Theatres in La Louvière: Compagnie des mutants asbl, Th, Compagnie du campus
  • Museums in La Louvière: Mus, Ecomusee regional du centre asbl, Centre de la fa, Centre de la gravure image imprim, Mus
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  • The Wikipedia article about La Louvière

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    La Louvière (French pronunciation: ​[la lu.vjɛʁ], Walloon: El Lovire) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. La Louvière's municipality includes the old communes of Haine-Saint-Paul, Haine-Saint-Pierre, Saint-Vaast, Trivières, Boussoit, Houdeng-Aimeries, Houdeng-Gœgnies, Maurage, and Strépy-Bracquegnies. La Louvière is the capital of the Centre region, a former coal mining area in the sillon industriel, between the Borinage to the West and the Pays Noir to the East.

    History

    Mythical origins

    The legend of a mother wolf nursing a child at La Louvière is reminiscent of the mythical birth of Rome. The true origin of the city, however, dates from the 12th century. At that time, the forested, and presumably wolf-infested, territory of today’s La Louvière was named Menaulu, from the Old French meaning “wolf’s lair”. This land was part of the larger community of Saint-Vaast, which itself belonged to the Aulne Abbey.

    By 1284, the name of the territory had been translated into Latin, then back into French to its current name of La Louvière. The lords of Saint-Vaast encouraged prospecting on their land, which led to the first extraction of coal in the year 1390. The abbey’s refusal to provide necessary infrastructure, however, delayed large-scale development until the 18th century.

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