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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.
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mons

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

[mänz]
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An eminence.
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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.)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Montes admits sexually assaulting Caroline, 13, as she and classmates from Launceston College, Cornwall, slept in a youth hostel in Pleine Fougeres, France, in 1996.
The judge told Montes how the story of their relationship given by French schoolteacher Le Menes differed from his version.
Montes allegedly told how he crept into the room where she was sleeping with four friends on a school outing.
Today, Montes has developed a close relationship with her father, as she regularly posts pictures of him on social media during their trips.
Thursday when The Broadway holds a virtual tasting featuring the Chilean wines of Montes Winery and its owner and winemaker, Aurelio Montes.
ALTHOUGH he only sleeps at Montes Court one or two nights a week, Patrick Lister already feels at home at the McCarthy and Stone development in Earlsdon, Coventry.
From the Montes winery in Chile comes a new rose, called Montes Cherub, made from 100% syrah, the grape variety for which the winery is known, particularly for its ultra-premium Montes Folly.
Earlier this week a French court rejected Spanish drifter Francisco Arce Montes's first bid to have his 30-year sentence overturned.
Francisco Arce Montes was found guilty last year of raping and murdering the shy and quiet 13-year-old in a youth hostel in Pleine Fougeres in Brittany in July 1996.
A spokesman for the force confirmed yesterday that they were now liaising with Devon and Cornwall Police, from 13-year-old Caroline's home area, who are looking at the possibility Francisco Montes could be behind a series of unsolved sex attacks and attempted abductions in the UK.
Grey-haired 54-year-old Francisco Arce Montes, from Gigon, was sentenced to 30 years with the possibility of parole after 20.
THE former lover of Francisco Arce Montes, accused of the murder of Caroline Dickinson, yesterday told a court how they began a relationship after he sexually assaulted her.