Mons

city in Hainaut, Belgium

Mons is a town in Belgium and the capital of the Province of Hainaut. It is the fourth largest city of the Walloon part of Belgium where French is spoken. The town's name takes its roots from the Latin word mons which means mountain. In 2015, the city becomes the European Capital of Culture for the calendar year.

Flag of Mons.
Coat of arms of Mons.
The "Grand-Place" and town hall of Mons with its belfry in the background.
The Sainte Waudru collegiate church.

In 2007, 91,196 people lived there.[1]

It is at 50° 27 North, 03° 56 East.[2]

People born in MonsEdit

Twin citiesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-07-15.