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(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.

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(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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A reconnaissance cyclist, sent out to spot the enemy soon after his regiment arrived in Mons, Belgium. He never returned and was presumed shot dead 11 nov 1918 Pte George Ellison, 40 Part of the original British Expeditionary Force, he survived several battles but died fighting retreating Germans in Mons just 90 minutes before the bugle sounded the Armistice
The Twinning link with Mons, Belgium, began in June, 1964, when the Head Teacher of Bootle Grammar School, Jean Berbiers - who was born in Belgium - encouraged the former Bootle Corporation to enter into a formal twinning agreement with the City of Mons.
First Army shifted the axis of its VII Corps' advance 90 degrees, enveloping enemy units in the vicinity of Mons, Belgium. By the time the dust settled, 30,000 Germans had been killed or captured.
BRE[pounds sterling]KSEL (CyHAN)- At NATO's operational headquarters in Mons, Belgium, the cyber defense team has its hands full fighting a flood of attacks in what one might call a quiet war.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A multidisciplinary and multinational research group consisted of researchers from the University of Tehran, Iran, University of Mons, Belgium, University of Groningen and University of Twente, the Netherlands, carefully investigated the antibacterial behavior of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and demonstrated their efficacy as biocompatible antibacterial agents.
The valiant efforts by most NATO troops in the field are being undermined by a third-rate gaggle of political Generals and Admirals in Kabul and Mons, Belgium. They normally lead from behind, but as NATO retreats from Afghanistan, they will make sure that they are at the front of the columns that cross the Amu Darya.
Manchester United duo Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones, who have broken into Fabio Capello's senior squad, have been omitted from the party for the two games - on November 10 in Colchester and on November 14 in Mons, Belgium.
Carrefour launched Planet this spring with an edited version of the format in Mons, Belgium, followed by openings in four locations in France.
He served as a division commander and head of Turkey's National Military Representative Delegation in Mons, Belgium. He also served as the Commander of Turkish Peace Forces in Cyprus.
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