's-Gravenbrakel

Braine-le-Comte
Brinne-e-Hinnot  (Walloon)
’s-Gravenbrakel  (Dutch)
The kiosk and Town Hall
The kiosk and Town Hall
Flag of Braine-le-Comte
Coat of arms of Braine-le-Comte
Braine-le-Comte is located in Belgium
Braine-le-Comte
Braine-le-Comte
Location in Belgium
Location of Braine-le-Comte in Hainaut
Braine-le-Comte Hainaut Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°36′N 04°08′E / 50.600°N 4.133°E / 50.600; 4.133Coordinates: 50°36′N 04°08′E / 50.600°N 4.133°E / 50.600; 4.133
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementSoignies
Government
 • MayorMaxime Daye (MR)
 • Governing party/iesMR, PS
Area
 • Total84.68 km2 (32.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total21,649
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Postal codes
7090
Area codes067
Websitewww.braine-le-comte.be

Braine-le-Comte (French pronunciation: ​[bʁɛn lə kɔ̃t]; Dutch: ’s-Gravenbrakel, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsxraːvə(n)ˌbraːkəl] (listen); Walloon: Brinne-e-Hinnot) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium.

On January 1, 2018, Braine-le-Comte had a total population of 21,649. The total area is 84.68 square kilometres (32.70 sq mi) which gives a population density of 260 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following districts: Braine-le-Comte, Hennuyères, Henripont, Petit-Rœulx-lez-Braine, Ronquières, and Steenkerque.

The Ronquières inclined plane at the Canal du Centre is in the municipality of Braine-Le Comte.

St. Gaugericus' Church

History[]

On August 3, 1692, during the Nine Years War, the French army defeated a joint English-Dutch-German army in the Battle of Steenkerque in the current municipality of Braine-le-Comte.

Postal history[]

The Braine-le-Comte post-office opened before 1830. It used postal code 22 with bars (before 1864) and 53 with points (before 1874). The Hennuyères post office opened on 6 November 1865. It used postal code 161 with points (before 1874). The Ronquières post office opened on 10 January 1895.[2]

Postal codes in 1969:[3]

Notable people[]

References[]

  1. ^ Statbel, Wikidata Q12480, retrieved 14 April 2022
  2. ^ Catalogue Spécialisé des Oblitérations Belges, NIPA, Antwerp, 1999.
  3. ^ Liste des Numéros Postaux, Administration des Postes, Bruxelles. 1969.

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