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 (shär′lə-roi′, shär-lə-rwä′)
A city of south-central Belgium south of Brussels. It was founded in 1666 and is now a commercial center and rail junction.


(French ʃarlərwa)
(Placename) a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province: centre of an industrial region. Pop: 200 608 (2004 est)


(ʃar lə ˈrwa)

a city in S Belgium. 209,000.
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Noun1.Charleroi - city in southwestern Belgium; center of an industrial region
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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Ryanair maintains the deal it struck at Charleroi was available to other airlines but they chose not to fly to the airport, 25 miles south of Brussels.
USA TODAY announced today that it would begin printing copies of its International Edition in Charleroi, Belgium on July 10, 2000.
The assets include printing and bindery facilities in France and Hachette's 50% ownership of Helio Charleroi in Belgium.
Ryanair yesterdaywarned the European Commission ruling over its use of Charleroi Airport in Belgium would drive up the cost of air fares.
The Dublin-based carrier is awaiting a decision by the EC on whether a deal between the company and Charleroi Airport breached rules on stateaid.
A ruling by the European Commission on whether Ryanair has receive illegal subsidies from Belgium's Charleroi airport has been postponed.
LOW-COST airline Ryanair confirmed yesterday that it had learned a draft European Commission report indicated a substantial part of its arrangements at Brussels Charleroi airport will be found unlawful.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said he would rather pull out of Charleroi airport, 45 minutes from Brussels, than raise fares if European courts rule his deal with the airport is anti-competitive.
They said bars selling strong Belgian beers will be allowed to open in the run-up to tonight's England game against Romania in the town of Charleroi.
ALSTOM's (NYSE:ALS) High Voltage Switchgear Unit in Charleroi, PA announced today that it has received ISO 9001 certification.
With unemployment twice the Belgian average and its traditional industries in terminal decline, Charleroi saw the arrival of low-cost airline Ryanair as a vital lifeline.