Kempenland

Kempenland

(kĕm`pənländ), Fr. Campine, region, Limburg and Antwerp provs., NE Belgium, and North Brabant prov., S Netherlands. It is a coal-mining and manufacturing area. Chemicals are also produced there. Once covered by moors, it has been partially reclaimed. HasseltHasselt
, city (1991 pop. 66,611), capital of Limburg prov., NE Belgium, in the Campine region, a port on the Albert Canal. It is a commercial and industrial center and a rail junction. Hasselt was chartered in 1232. The Dutch defeated the Belgians there in 1831.
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 and TurnhoutTurnhout
, commune (1991 pop. 37,874), Antwerp prov., N Belgium, near the Dutch border. Manufactures of this industrial city include paper products, bricks, flour, leather goods, and electrical equipment. Of note is a 13th-century castle, the former seat of the dukes of Brabant.
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 are the region's main cities.
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Rotarians and guests from Eindhoven Kempenland, Holland helped Coleshill Rotary Club celebrate its 50th charter dinner at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
District governor Robin Jones, Coleshill president Tony Potter, Solihull president Stewart Wallace and Meriden president Ian Courts President Tony Potter and his wife Audrey with the Abraham presented by the Rotary Club of Eindhoven Kempenland
Franco-Belgian novelist and poet whose work, almost without exception, evokes Kempenland, a rural area near Antwerp where she spent most of her life.