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Encyclopedia > Hainaut
Hainaut
(French:Hainaut)
(Dutch:Henegouwen)
Capital Mons
Area 3,800 km²
Population 2004 1,283,200
Density 338 / km²
Governor Claude Durieux
Official Site


Hainaut (French; English traditionally Hainault, Dutch: Henegouwen, German: Hennegau, Walloon: Hinnot) is the westernmost province of Wallonia, in Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and Namur, and France. Its capital is Mons. It has an area of 3,800 km² which is divided into seven administrative districts (French: arrondissements) containing 69 municipalities. See the medieval history of the County of Hainaut. Image File history File links Hainaut_Flag. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (822x1209, 125 KB)nl: wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The central square and town hall of Mons Mons (Dutch: Bergen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... HI A governor is also, a monkey who is smart and can fly like a penguin is a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Walloon (Walon) is a regional Romance language spoken as a second language by some in Belgium. ... Wallonia (French: Wallonie, Walloon: Walonreye) or the Walloon Region (French: Région Wallonne) is the predominantly French-speaking region that constitutes one of the three federal regions of Belgium, with its capital at Namur. ... West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. ... East Flanders is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... Namur (Dutch: Namen) is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. ... The central square and town hall of Mons Mons (Dutch: Bergen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. ... The virtually independent county of Hainaut emerged from chaotic conditions at the end of the 9th century as a semi-independent state, at first a vassal of the crown of Lotharingia. ...

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Districts

Ath District

This article is about the Belgian municipality. ... see also the much larger Beloeil, Quebec Beloeil is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Bernissart is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Brugelette is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chièvres is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Ellezelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Flobecq (Dutch: Vloesberg) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Frasnes-lez-Anvaing is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Charleroi District

Aiseau-Presles (Walloon: Åjhô-Préle) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Charleroi (Walloon: TchÃ¥lerwè) is the first city and municipality of Wallonia in population. ... Châtelet can refer to: The city of Châtelet, Belgium. ... Courcelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Farciennes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Fleurus is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Fontaine-lEvêque is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Gerpinnes: the drum major Gerpinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Les Bons Villers is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... This article is about the town in Belgium. ... Montigny-le-Tilleul is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Pont-à-Celles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Seneffe is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Mons District

Boussu is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Colfontaine is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Dour is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Frameries is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Hensies is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Honnelles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Jurbise is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Lens is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... The central square and town hall of Mons Mons (Dutch: Bergen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital. ... Quaregnon is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Quévy is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Quiévrain is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Saint-Ghislain is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Mouscron District

Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Mouscron (Dutch: Moeskroen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Soignies District

Braine-le-Comte (Dutch: s-Gravenbrakel) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Ecaussinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... For the town in France, see Enghien-les-Bains. ... La Louvière is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Le Roeulx is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Lessines is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Categories: Belgium geography stubs ... Soignies Soignies (in Dutch: Zinnik) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Thuin District

Anderlues is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Beaumont is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Binche is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Chimay is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Erquelinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Estinnes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Froidchapelle is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... The old castle and the city. ... Lobbes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Merbes-le-Château is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Momignies is a municipality in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Morlanwelz is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Sivry-Rance is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Thuin is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

Tournai District

Antoing is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Brunehaut is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Celles is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Estaimpuis is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Leuze-en-Hainaut is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Mont-de-lEnclus is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Pecq is the name of two places: Pecq, Belgium is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Péruwelz is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... Rumes is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ... The cathedral of Notre Dame de Tournai Tournai (in Dutch: Doornik) is located 85 kilometers southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt in the Belgian province of Hainaut. ...

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Hainaut
  • Official web site of the Hainaut province (available in French)
  • Official gateway to the Hainaut (available in French and Dutch [1])
  • The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hainaut (available in French and English)
  • Euro Info Centre Hainaut (available in French)
Communities, regions and provinces of Belgium Flag of Belgium
Communities: French Community of Belgium | Flemish Community in Belgium | German-speaking Community of Belgium
Regions and provinces: Flanders: Antwerp | East Flanders | Flemish Brabant | Limburg | West Flanders
Wallonia: Hainaut | Liège | Luxembourg | Namur | Walloon Brabant
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County of Hainaut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
The county of Hainaut, located in the west of the German Empire, near to the borders with the Kingdom of France, emerged from the refeudalisation of three counties in 1071: the county of Mons, the southern county of the (medieval) province of Brabant and the Ottonian margraviate of Valenciennes.
The unification of the county of Hainaut as imperial fief was accomplished in 1071, when countess Richilde of Hainaut tried to sell her fiefs to Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor after she was defeated in the Battle of Kassel.
With the murder of Jacqueline of Hainaut and Holland in 1436, her estates were acquired by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
AllRefer.com - Hainaut (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (415 words)
The county of Hainaut was created in the late 9th cent., and in the divisions of the Carolingian empire became a fief of Lotharingia.
Baldwin VI of Hainaut (as Baldwin IX, count of Flanders) took part in the Fourth Crusade and became (1204) emperor of Constantinople as Baldwin I. After Baldwin's death the two counties were united; in 1278 they were again separated.
Hainaut remained under the house of Burgundy until the death (1482) of Mary of Burgundy when its history became that of the Austrian Netherlands (see Netherlands, Austrian and Spanish).
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