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Gosselies

Gosselies
Former municipality of Belgium

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Location in the municipality of Charleroi
Gosselies
Gosselies
Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433Coordinates: 50°24′N 4°26′E / 50.400°N 4.433°E / 50.400; 4.433

Country  Belgium
Region  Walloon Region
Community Wallonia French Community
Province  Hainaut
Municipality Charleroi
Area
 • Total 4.66 sq mi (12.08 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,246
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6041
Area code(s) 071

Gosselies is a section of the Belgian town of Charleroi within the Walloon region in the Province of Hainaut. Located in the north of Charleroi, it was a municipality of its own before the merger of the municipalities in 1977. Gosselies is the home for the headquarters of Caterpillar Belgium, as well as Solar Turbines Europe. The Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) is located in Gosselies too.

On the pre-metro line M3, openend in june 2013, there are nine stations located in Gosselies. Since this date, Gosselies has been re-connected with the centre of Charleroi and the SNCB Charleroi-South railway station by tram.[1]

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