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.
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.