Close to 600,000 residents
Charleroi Métropole has 600,000 residents, spread among the different areas of the region. The population density is of course greater in the urban areas. Small households are the most representative of the population. The proportion of young people is particularly significant in Charleroi Métropole.
Charleroi Métropole comprises 29 boroughs, each having its own particular characteristics. Urban centre, medium sized town or village, area of high economic value, area known for natural parks or architectural heritage… There are a number of very diverse landscapes. Discover the boroughs of Charleroi Métropole.
2,000 urban and rural km²
The numerous landscapes contribute to the diversity of Charleroi Métropole: plateaus, urbanised areas, bowls or steep sided valleys, there are a number of diverse landscapes. From north to south, the synergy of the Hesbaye, Condroz, Fagne and Ardennes plateaus constitutes the richness of this region.
Charleroi Métropole is known throughout the world in multiple sectors, such as aviation and aerospace, agrifood, environment, technology, health, IT and communications, transport and logistics, audiovisual industry, biotechnologies, chemistry…
A cultural and tourist fabric that is creative and... quirky
A number of stakeholders from far and wide are involved in Charleroi Métropole in bringing its culture, creativity and tourism to life. Known as the ‘new Berlin’, Charleroi Métropole can only delight. Activities more unusual than the ones before are organised in the four corners of the region. You will find them under the headings Living and Visiting.
1.5 million visitors per year
Charleroi Métropole welcomes close to one and a half million visitors to its various tourist attractions each year. In fact, the region has a number of museums and exceptional sites.
Add to these, the thousands of walkers who roam the hundreds of footpaths in the Pays de Charleroi and the Pays des Lacs each year. Put simply, an iconic site of Charleroi Métropole are the Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure, the total shoreline of which is greater than the entire Belgian coastline.