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Silly, Belgium

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Silly, Belgium

Opzullik (Dutch)
Silly town hall
Silly town hall
Flag of Silly
Silly is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Soignies
 • Mayor Christian Leclercq
 • Governing party/ies LB-MR-PS
 • Total 17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,149
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 7830
Area codes 068

Silly (Dutch: Opzullik) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Silly had a total population of 7,995. The total area is 67.68 square kilometres (26.13 sq mi) which gives a population density of 118 inhabitants per km².

The name of the town derives from its stream, called the Sille (French) or Zulle (Dutch), and has no relation to the English word. In the Anglosphere, it has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[2]

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Fouleng, Gondregnies (Gondreghem), Graty, Hellebecq (Hellebeek), Hoves (Hove), Silly proper (Opzullik), Thoricourt, and Zullik (Bassilly).


  • International relations 1
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Silly is twinned with:


  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. xii. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
  • Local artisanal brewery
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