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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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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at St Symphorien Military |Cemetery at Mons, Belgium
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