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Mons

(môNs), Du. Bergen, commune (1991 pop. 91,726), capital of Hainaut prov., SW Belgium, near the French border. Located at the junction of the Canal du Centre and the Condé-Mons Canal, it is the processing and shipping center of the Borinage district, and the closing of most of the coal mines has caused economic hardship. It is also a manufacturing center. Known since the 7th cent., Mons became (1295) the seat of the counts of HainautHainaut
, Du. Henegouwen, province (1991 pop. 1,278,791), 1,437 sq mi (3,722 sq km), S Belgium, bordering on France in the south. The chief cities of the predominately French-speaking province are Mons, the capital; Charleroi; and Tournai.
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. In the wars of the 16th to 18th cent., it was often attacked and occupied by Dutch, Spanish, and French forces. In World Wars I and II the city was the site of several battles. Of note in Mons are the Gothic Church of St. Waltrude (15th–16th cent.), the city hall (15th cent.), and many beautiful houses of the 16th to 18th cent. Educational institutions include the Polytechnic Faculty, the Academy of Beaux Arts, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Higher Institute of Architecture. The city is the scene of an annual pageant and festival of St. George.

mons

(monz) (plural: montes) mountain. The word is used in the approved name of such a surface feature on a planet or satellite.

Mons

 

(in Flemish, Bergen), a city in Belgium, the capital of the province of Hainaut. Population, 28,700 (1971). Mons is located on the Cambrai-Scheldt Canal and is a railroad junction; the city is the center of a coal basin. Local industries include metalworking, wool and cotton fabrics, linen, lace, china, chemicals, and food.

mons

[mänz]
(anatomy)
An eminence.

Mons

a town in SW Belgium, capital of Hainaut province: scene of the first battle (1914) of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I. Pop.: 91 185 (2004 est.)
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Montes had moved to a Lancaster motel about two weeks before, living off the money the city of Los Angeles paid him after he claimed drugs were planted on him by Los Angeles Police Department ex-officers Rafael Perez and Nino Durden.
McMillon was shot to death in the garage of a Palmdale apartment belonging to a woman whom Montes had met the previous day through a drug dealer known only as ``Country,'' the ruling said.
The extent of the damage Montes has caused may turn out to be far greater.
Montes, after winning money in the settlement, had a chance to start his life over.
Montes received a settlement from the city of Los Angeles after he said drugs were planted on him by Los Angeles Police Department ex-officers Rafael Perez and Nino Durden.
The members of the city council and I are very pleased to acknowledge the generous donation by Fox Sports World Espanol to the El Monte American Youth Soccer Organization," said Montes.
Fox Sports World Espanol was the official sponsor of the AYSO tournament held throughout multiple playing fields in the city of El Monte in January.
Montes followed his tournament-best opening round of 67 (shot Tuesday at par-72 Harding) with a 74 on the more difficult Wilson (also par 72) to win the San Fernando Valley's first individual title in five years.
The Dolphins' best player, sophomore Turner, could never get closer than three strokes to Montes on Wednesday, despite a closing 2-under-par 70 that was the best round of a cold and windy day.
There's no Latino activism in the arts,'' said Montes, whose painting will be on display.
Montes, an employee of MTA contractor Tutor-Saliba, died instantly from the fall.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Del Monte Foods (NYSE:DLM), THE CANNERY, The National Park Service and the Kimpton Hotel Group, today announced the official dedication of Del Monte Square at the historic site of Del Monte Foods' former Plant No.