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Lessines is a Picardy municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As of the 2006 census, Lessine's total population was 17,848. The total area is 72.29 km² (27.91 square miles) which gives a population density of 247 inhabitants per km².The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Lessines proper, Ghoy, Bois-de-Lessines (Lessenbos), Oseke (Ogy), Papignies (Papegem), Deux-Acren (Twee-Akren), Wannebeek (Wannebecq), and Ollignies (Woelingen).It is primarily known as the birthplace of the Surrealist painter René Magritte (1898 - 1967).HistoryPostal historyThe LESSINES post-office opened before 1830. It used a postal code 71 with bars (before 1864), and 214 with points before 1874. DEUX-ACREN on 15 May 1866. It used a postal code 104 with points before 1874. The PAPIGNIES post-office opened on 18 February 1880, GHOY and OLLIGNIES on 25 May 1905, OGY on 5 November 1907.Postal codes in 1969: -7850 Ollignies -7851 Bois-de-Lessines -7860 Lessines -7861 Papignies -7862 Ogy -7863 Ghoy -7870 Deux-AcrenPostal codes since at least 1990: -7860 Lessines -7861 Papignies, Wannebecq (not opened in 1969) -7862 Ogy -7863 Ghoy -7864 Deux-Acren -7866 Bois-de-Lessines, Ollignies.ImagesImage:Lessines SI1aJPG.jpg|Quarry Image:Lessines JPG4 HoNdR.jpg|Porch keystone of the Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose ("Hospital of Our Lady with the Rose") Image:0 Lessines 050918 (29).jpg|"Lessinia Vrbs" from the book "Het steden-Boek" by Joan Blaeu c. ± 1649 (Amsterdam).
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