Charleroi (Walloon: Tchålerwè) is the largest city and municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. The municipality of Charleroi is situated on both banks of the river Sambre, in an area that is marked by industrial activities (coal mining and steel industry), the so-called Pays Noir (Black Country), part of the larger sillon industriel. Although most of the factories have closed since the 1950s, the landscape is still dotted with slag heaps and old industrial buildings.
As the economic and cultural centre of a conurbation of nearly half a million inhabitants, the city of Charleroi is an important centre for communications and transport by motorway and rail and on the river Sambre. As the gateway to the Ardennes it is favorably located 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Brussels, the European capital, and 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of the important city of Lille. Find property for sale in Charleroi.
Formerly the capital of the Black Country and one of the richest areas of the industrial revolution producing coal, steel and glass, Charleroi is today a major city being changed by urban and environmental transformations. The careful redesign of its centre and the revaluation of its heritage confirm its intention to improve the quality of its urban life. The numerous parks found in Charleroi as well as its sixty-two slagheaps, most of them covered by vegetation, are the green lungs of a city with omnipresent flora.
Large international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies have chosen the favorable situation, the know-how and the dynamism of Charleroi to develop their activities. Special steels, aeronautical engineering, telecommunications, digital data processing, food production and agriculture, mechanical engineering, printing, chemistry, services both to business clients and to individuals, and many other sectors are well established at Charleroi. Get your own property in Charleroi.
Charleroi wants to be a metropolitan city, open to the world, well balanced, comfortable, strong and young, with green lungs, integrating its elderly citizens, caring about its image, a place to live well, mobile, with low pollution and good health, a city of learning, one that works and innovates, a peaceful city of culture and sports, open to others. Buy your real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Charleroi.
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