Place:Lessines, Hainaut, Belgium


Alt namesLessensource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-96
Coordinates50.717°N 3.833°E
Located inHainaut, Belgium
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Lessines (Dutch: Lessen) is a Picardy municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of the 2006 census, Lessine's total population was 17,848. The total area is 72.29 km² (27.91 square miles) which gives a population density of 247 inhabitants per km². It is primarily known as the birthplace of the famed Surrealist painter René Magritte (1898 – 1967).

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