Charleroi Métropole has 30 boroughs and close to 600,000 residents. Its area stretches over 2,000 km² and provides an incredible level of economic and cultural diversity, together with varied tourism and landscapes.
30 communes & près de 600.000 habitants
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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.
Why Charleroi Métropole?
Improving citizens’ quality of life
By reinforcing the interdependence of qualitative infrastructures, by developing an optimal institutional environment, by improving services and mobility, by highlighting the richness of its tourism and cultural offerings, Charleroi Métropole primarily wants to improve the daily life of each resident and become known throughout the world.
Developing a real metropolitan dynamic
A number of challenges can only be solved on a supralocal scale by pooling resources, skills and strengths. Charleroi Métropole aims to optimise connections, synergies and cooperation between the boroughs but also between all of the region’s stakeholders, rural and semi-rural regions and urban spaces.
Strengthening to respond to tomorrow's issues together
In the current international context, Charleroi Métropole wants to confirm its identity and unify its whole region to pursue and strengthen a shared regional strategy and project to respond to the challenges of tomorrow. For example, this involves pursuing the growth dynamic of companies and boosting local jobs or strengthening the skills of each person through training and studies aiming for excellence.
Publicising our expertise and our uniqueness
The region of Charleroi Métropole is teeming with sometimes unexpected skills and attributes in each of the boroughs of which it consists which requires special emphasis. In the same way, Charleroi Métropole aims to increase its attractiveness to tourists by bringing together all of the sector’s stakeholders around its drivers of development.
Developing large-scale projects
Charleroi Métropole is in the process of majorly expanding and is seeing innovative regeneration at the level of urban infrastructures (tour de Police, Palais des expositions, Centre de Congrès, Quai 10,…) and in public transport and even in tourist and cultural attractions. In this regard, Charleroi Métropole is developing a synergy between a ll of the region’s boroughs.