Charleroi Tourism

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Charleroi (French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁləʁwa], Walloon: Tchålerwè) is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. By January 1, 2008, the total population of Charleroi was 201,593. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,462 square kilometres (564 sq mi) with a total population of 522,522 by January 1, 2008, ranking it as the 5th most populous in Belgium after Brussels, Antwerp, Liège, and Ghent. The inhabitants are called Carolorégiens or simply Carolos.

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A place in Belgium, Charleroi is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A gripping city on its own right, Antwerp also deserves a visit. Attractions in Antwerp include Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Also, to reach Charleroi, you'll have to take a flight to Antwerp; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Charleroi.

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Facts and Stats for Charleroi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Charleroi

    Know the pollution level of Charleroi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Charleroi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Charleroi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Charleroi.

    • Burglary and Theft 65.91 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70.45 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.18 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.36 (High)
    • Car Stealing 72.73 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.27 (High)
    • Attacks 68.18 (High)
    • Drug offense 63.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.36 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.55 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Charleroi - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 31.82 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.16 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 80 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.83 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Charleroi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Charleroi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 95.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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