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  Wallonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallonia (French: Wallonie, Walloon: Walonreye) or the Walloon Region (French: Région Wallonne) is the predominantly French-speaking region that constitutes one of the three federal regions of Belgium, with its capital at Namur.
The variety of French spoken in Wallonia is Belgian French, which differs from the standard French of France to various degrees depending on the speaker.
The crisis in the steel industry led to a painful economic restructuration in Wallonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wallonia   (721 words)

 Supporting trade between Brussels, Wallonia & Ireland
Wallonia’s resources are grouped in two major high-tech cluster associations: the EWA (Entreprises Wallonnes de l’Aéronautique), which represents the aeronautical industry, and Wallonie Espace which brings together all aspects of the region’s space efforts.
In Wallonia, decorating interiors are among the priorities of a population that consider quality of life essential.
Wallonia is endowed with extremely rich mineral resources such as bluestone, marble, sandstone, clay, limestone, flint, sand, porphyry and gravel, and has been exploiting these natural resources for centuries.
www.brussels-wallonia.ie /industry.htm   (4939 words)

 Wallonia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the past decades, areas as the provinces of Namur, Walloon Brabant and Luxembourg, and the area around Tournai have seen their share of economic activity rise significantly faster than the old industrial areas.
The Walloon economy was once -since the 18th century- dominated by the extensive iron and coal industries, as Wallonia was one of the first regions of continental Europe to see industrialization.
Wallonia has no notable political party that is only active in Wallonia, and not in Brussels.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Wallonia   (732 words)

 Global Beer Network / Wallonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Situated to the South of Brussels, the Capital of Europe, between Flanders, Germany, Luxembourg and France, Wallonia, is the Southern State of the Federal Kingdom Belgium.
Until WW II, Wallonia was the dominant industrial power in Belgium based on its centuries old coal-mines and iron-mills.
Wallonia is famous for their exceptional good food-products.
www.globalbeer.com /web/body_pages/belgium/p5.5wal.html   (336 words)

 Wallonia - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wallonia [1] is the French-speaking southern part of Belgium.
Nowadays, Wallonia is one of the three federal regions of Belgium (the other two being Flanders and Brussels).
The capital of Wallonia is Namur, near its geographic center.
wikitravel.org /en/Wallonia   (296 words)

 De Gaulle and Wallonia
On 26 July 1907, at the château d'Antoing in Wallonia, just after passing both sections of his baccalaureate exams, the 17 year-old de Gaulle was presented at the Ecole Supérieure Préparatoire du Sacré-Cœur, run by French Jesuits in exile, in order to improve his mathematics and prepare for admission to the Ecole Centrale.
It was to her house that the young Lieutenant de Gaulle was taken for a few hours, after being wounded for the first time on the bridge at Dinant when the 33rd Infantry Regiment went into action on 15 August 1914.
Wallonia exists, but there is no Walloon nation, the Walloons have never sought to become a state.
www.charles-de-gaulle.org /article.php3?id_article=184   (954 words)

 Wallonia - Walloon Region (Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Walloon Region (Région Wallonne), in short Wallonia (Wallonie), is made of the five officially French-speaking provinces of Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg and Namur.
In Wallonia, the flag is nicknamed le coq hardi (the bold rooster).
Wallonia shall adopt [as its emblem] the red rooster on a yellow backgroung, with a cravate of the Belgian national colours.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be-wal.html   (1464 words)

 Philippe Destatte - Wallonia identity : The search for an identity without nationalist mania - 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even today, the dynamics of Wallonia, that is, the role of the Walloon issue and the Walloon militants in the uprisings of 1950 and 1960, is still unrecognised.
It was held in the capital of a Wallonia profoundly changed by the new institutional steps taken in 1988 and 1989, which more than doubled the competences and financial means of the Walloon Region, without however endowing it with its own education or culture.
This is Wallonia's chance: finally to give meaning to the concept of "new citizenship", developed after the 1991 elections to try to respond to the deterioration of the image of the res publica throughout the Belgian state (WYNANTS, 1993).
www.wallonie-en-ligne.net /Wallonie_Politique/1995_Destatte_Philippe_Wallonia-Identity.htm   (3196 words)

 Wallonia, (Regions)
Wallonia is the southern half of Belgium, comprised of the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, Luxembourg (province, not the country), and Brabant Wallon.
In contrast to the flat terrain of Flanders, Wallonia is undulating, with rolling hills, high plateaus, and serpentine river valleys which gouge deep troughs into the countryside.
Wallonia is home to approximately thirty percent of Belgium s population of ten million; the largest cities are Liege and Charleroi.
www.ohwy.com /be/z/zwalloni.htm   (105 words)

 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - your definitive source of travel information on Belgium
Wallonia is abundant in abbeys, citadels, parks and gardens, chateaus, and culture.
The historic towns of Wallonia bubble over with pretty squares, interesting battlefields, outdoor markets, museums and restaurants serving regional specialties such as country ham and Trappist beer brewed locally.
The countryside of Wallonia is composed of woodland, moors, vast fields cut off with hedges and grasslands, all dotted with springs, streams, waterfalls, and lakes with the River Meuse as a bonus.
www.visitbelgium.com /wallonia.htm   (264 words)

 The Blossoming of Biotechnology in Wallonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This did not deter the entrepreneurial mind in Wallonia; biotechnology was identified by the Promothee exercise (a study to determine the potential growth sectors of Wallonia) as a top priority sector to position the region at the forefront of European bio-regions.
Wallonia is one of three states in Belgium, situated to the south of Brussels.
The Wallonia region is located in the centre of a 400km circle in Europe encompassing London, Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg and Dusseldorf, and is home to French- and German-speaking communities.
www.samedanltd.com /members/archives/EBR/Summer2003/RudyA.htm   (1975 words)

 Walloon-General Overview
It is estimated that Walloon is used actively by 10-20% of the total population of Wallonia or between 300,000 and 600,000 people.
Standard French gained in Wallonia the status of the only language for official, formal use, especially among the upper classes in the prosperous urban areas.
Wallonia and the French-speaking population of Brussels) of the Belgian federal state.The decree states that these languages should be studied and their use encouraged.
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Walloon/Walloon.htm   (1735 words)

Belgium has four distinct linguistic areas - Flanders (the majority of the north), Wallonia (the majority of the south), the two German speaking cantons on the eastern border between Wallonia and Germany, and the officially bilingual area surrounding and including the capital city of Brussels.
The majority of the Walloon population live along the northern corridor which comprises the towns of Tournai, Mons, Charleroi, Namur and Liège, while the south remains particularly rural and secluded enough for the abbeys of the Trappist monks to miss the hurly-burly of the twentieth century.
The coal and mineral industries have left their legacy in the once heavily-industrialised areas around Mons and Charleroi but most of the hills of spoil are now covered with shrubbery as monuments to a changing local economy.
www.artisanpress.u-net.com /Wallonia/wallonia.html   (676 words)

 INGLES GRANMA INTERNACIONAL DIGITAL, CUBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PHILIPPE Suinen, general director of international relations for the Walloon region and of the Walloon Export Agency (AWEX), gave an explanation of Wallonia’s the institutional characteristics, as well as existing ties between his region and the Republic of Cuba.
Wallonia concentrates on the economy, tourism, foreign commerce, natural and environmental resources, lodging, transportation and public works, among other activities.
Thus, we find that Wallonia is included in all the debates and decisions of the European Council of Ministers and the European Commission.
www.granma.cu /INGLES/octu5/43valoni-i.html   (1160 words)

 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - Belgium and Wallonia
In Wallonia, the study was conducted by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School on demand of the Walloon Ministery of Economic Affairs (minister Kubla).
Wallonia seems to be somewhat more entrepreneurial than France (but not significantly so), but is still less entrepreneurial than all other European GEM countries.
The low level of entrepreneurial activity in Belgium and Wallonia is potentially partly due to the fact that there are already quite a lot of companies, compared to our population.
www.vlerick.be /news/more/2003/gemwal.htm   (1186 words)

Wallonia has many wonderful beers to it's credit that deserve better recognition.....few folk have spoken up for them until this rather beautifully produced book came out.
We realise Wallonia isn't part of France, but this is simply too good a pocket guide to pass over.
The detail and completeness with which the authors have described Wallonia's brewing landscape is unprecedented, and this book will prove itself invaluable to very beer tourist and Belgian beer aficionado.........Woods and Rigley rate each beer on a ten point scale.
www.artisanpress.u-net.com /Wallonia/wallbook.html   (863 words)

 AWEX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wallonia is one of the three administrative and governmental regions which make up the federal state of Belgium.
Wallonia has exclusive powers in matters relating to the exploration of export markets, prospecting market opportunities and individual assistance to business; it also plays an active role in promoting farm produce and tourism abroad.
Wallonia's export policy is directed and managed by the Walloon Export Agency (AWEX).
www.diplobel.org /shanghai/English/html/awex.html   (357 words)

 Wallonia Pro-Am: the only corporate event in Belgium with International Pro Golfers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Wallonia Pro-Am is a three day international golf competition which will take place for the second time from Thursday 9 th to Saturday 12 th September 2004 at Golf du Bercuit, Golf Château de la Tournette and Golf d'Hulencourt.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2nd edition of the Wallonia Pro-Am, the only professional golf tournament to be held in Belgium that counts for an international circuit, the Euro Pro Development (EPD) Tour.
This week would not have been possible without the valuable support of the Wallonia Region and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contribution.
www.walloniaproam.be   (490 words)

 Belgium - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Belgium
The language division has been aggravated by the political polarization between the predominantly Catholic Flanders in the north and the mainly socialist French-speaking Wallonia in the south.
Nevertheless complicated conflicts between Dutch and French speakers continued to dominate Belgian politics in the 1970s and 1980s and it was eventually agreed that Flanders and Wallonia should be administered by separate regional assemblies, with powers to spend up to 10% of the national budget on cultural facilities, health, roads, and urban projects.
Martens resigned after the November 1991 elections, but was persuaded to carry on as caretaker prime minister until March 1992 when, on the request of the king, the deputy prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, also a Flemish Catholic, formed a new coalition in alliance with the Socialists.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Belgium   (4427 words)

 Expatica's Belgian news in English: Wallonia in road tax U-turn
BRUSSELS — The Wallonia government drew back on Wednesday from a controversial move to charge drivers for using the region's roads.
On Tuesday, minister Michel Daerden, who is responsible for Wallonia's road infrastructure, announced a plan for a EUR 25 tax disc from 1 January 2006.
In the eye of the storm, the cabinet of Wallonia's minister president, Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, started to distance itself from Daerden.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=24&story_id=23679&RSS   (272 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Forestry management in Wallonia today is multi-functional and reconciles the economic, environmental, social, touristic and even hunting roles of the forest, not forgetting the protection of soil and water.
This remarkable system makes it possible to act in full knowledge of the facts and to implement a long-term policy (with updates as nec-essary), of which the main principles are to adapt the species to the site, to encourage irregular structures, to mix species, to space trees further apart and to provide adequate thinning.
Nevertheless, the managers of the public forests in Wallonia (the DNF) and a large number of private owners have already fulfilled the quality requirements of the PEFC for many years.
www.sectors.wallonia-export.be /UK/S3.asp?sector_id=15   (6370 words)

 The Flemish Republic
The latter recently launched “a Marshall Plan for Wallonia.” The plan has to be financed in part by the Belgian federal government to help Wallonia recover economically.
Senator Destexhe became an outcast in Wallonia when he said that it is quite normal that Flanders should be sceptical about bailing out the Walloons.
Destexhe recently told a newspaper (De Standaard, 20 June 2005): “In Wallonia economic projects are assessed according to political criteria.
www.flemishrepublic.org /current_issue.php?id=41   (617 words)

 Wallonia's agri-food portal- Wallonia for Gourmands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in the kingdom of the Mayas, chocolate journeyed a long way before conquering Europe and then discovering - in Wallonia - chocolate makers of genius.
In 1912 Jean NEUHAUS invented the "praline", as we call the now celebrated chocolate sold in trays, to the great delight of gourmands everywhere.
The best selected raw materials, the finesse of the blend and the savoir-faire and creativity of the Walloon chocolate makers have turned chocolate making into a flourishing industry.
www.food.wallonia-export.be /en/index.asp?action=A51§or_id=3   (78 words)

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