Péruwelz is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Péruwelz had a total population of 16,843. The total area is 60.56 km² which gives a population density of 278 inhabitants per km².
Péruwelz is pronounced [peʀwe] or [pɛʀwe]; in picard (the Western Hainaut's dialect), the city's name is "Piérwé", and is pronounced [pieʀwe] or [piɛʀwe]. To know more about the dialect and region, you can check the following articles' links (2 links) > 1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picard_language , 2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hainaut .
This municipality is more specifically situated in Western Hainaut, also called Walloon Picardy. Péruwelz is also near France, near the cities of "Condé-sur-l'Escaut", "Vieux Condé", "Hergnies", and is near the forest of Bon-Secours where you can find the castle of (l')Hermitage.