Moresnet

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Moresnet

(môrānā`), district, 1.5 sq mi (3.9 sq km), Liège prov., E Belgium, near the German border. It was formerly a lead- and zinc-mining center. Under joint Prussian and Dutch (after 1830, Belgian) suzerainty from 1816, it was awarded (1919) to Belgium under the Treaty of Versailles.
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This book takes readers through the genesis and demise of 46 bygone geographic place names all over the globe, from the title place (a former German colony in East Africa) to Zaire, North Britain (Scotland), Neutral Moresnet (a 1000-acre country jointly governed by Belgium, Holland, and Prussia), and The Islands of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins (now simply the US and British Virgin Islands).