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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.
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(French ʃarlərwa)
(Placename) a town in SW Belgium, in Hainaut province: centre of an industrial region. Pop: 200 608 (2004 est)
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(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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FOOTBALL CLUB BRUGGE v CHARLEROI 7.45pm CHARLEROI are Club Brugge's nearest challengers in the title race but, just like in the league, Ivan Leko's men should have their measure when they lock horns in the last eight of the Belgian Cup, writes Aaron Ashley.
RYANAIR yesterday told customers flying to Brussels it will be landing in Charleroi as the city's Zaventem airport remains closed.
One of the new routes will be from Zaventem Airport, near Brussels, while the other four will use Charleroi Airport in Wallonia.
Victory for Ryanair: the Belgian employment tribunal in Charleroi decided, on 5 November, that a dispute between the Irish low-cost airline and six of its former employees is a matter for Irish law.
Ryanair has threatened to cut services to and from Belgium's Charleroi Airport after the local Walloon government decided to impose a EUR3 tax on airfares.
FORMER Tommy Craig has been sacked as manager of Belgian club Charleroi.
Irish budget airline Ryanair (LSE:RYA) announced on Tuesday that it is basing four new Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Brussels Charleroi Airport, for a total of 12 aircraft based at the airport, from March 2010.
UEFA last night warned the World Cup could be reduced to FIVE teams if Charleroi win their war against FIFA over compensation for players injured on international duty.
The Dublin-based budget airline axed the daily flight to Charleroi in January 2004 over a subsidy row after the European Commission claimed that subsidies awarded to Ryanair by Belgian authorities to base a hub in Charleroi were anti-competitive.
5-kilometre stage from Liege to Charleroi in Belgium.