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comte maeterlinck

Braine-le-Comte

Braine-le-Comte (‘s-Gravenbrakel) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut.

On January 1, 2006, Braine-le-Comte had a total population of 20,305. The total area is 84.68 km² which gives a population density of 240 inhabitants per km².

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

History

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

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