In 1977, Nismes and other municipalities merged into the new municipality of Viroinval.
Nearby towns include Couvin 4.5km (Petigny 2.1km, Frasnes-lez-Couvin 2.8km, Mariembourg 2.9km, Boussu-en-Fagne 5.4km, Pesche 7.4km, Dailly 8.3km, Gonrieux 9.7km and Aublain 9.8km), Viroinval 5.5km (Dourbes 3.6km, Olloy-sur-Viroin 4.2km, Vierves-sur-Viroin 6.2km, Oignies-en-Thiérache 8.6km and Treignes 8.8km), Philippeville 13.5km (Fagnolle 3.7km, Roly 6.8km and Villers-en-Fagne 8.4km) and Doische 15.6km (Matagne-la-Grande 7.1km and Matagne-la-Petite 8.6km)
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