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  Walloon Brabant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium.
It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant, Liège, Namur and Hainaut.
Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province.
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 Brabant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Duchy of Brabant was formally erected in 1183/1184.
The title "Duke of Brabant" was created by the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in favor of Henry I of Brabant, son of Godfrey I of Leuven, Duke of Lower Lotharingia.
At the French occupation of the Southern Netherlands in 1795 the duchy of Brabant was dissolved.
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 Wallonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wallonia (French: Wallonie) or 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 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.
Walloon politics is similar to the politics of the in Belgium: the French-speaking socialist party PS is viewed as dominating both.
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 Walloon Brabant - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Walloon Brabant
Province of Belgium, part of the French-speaking Walloon community and region, bordered by Flemish Brabant to the north and Liége, Namur, and Hainaut to the south; area 1,091 sq km/421 sq mi; population (1997 est) 341,600.
Walloon Brabant occupies part of the undulating, low-lying Central Plateaux and rises to 166 m/545 ft above sea level in the south.
The duchy of Brabant was at the zenith of its power in the 13th century.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Walloon%20Brabant   (363 words)

  
 Flemish Brabant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium.
Flemish Brabant was created in 1995 by the splitting of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant; and the Brussels-Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province.
The district of Leuven houses, of course, the province's capital Leuven and is situated to the east of Halle-Vilvoorde.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Flemish_Brabant   (392 words)

  
 Walloon Brabant --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is bordered by the provinces of Flemish Brabant to the north, Liège to the southeast, Namur to the south, and Hainaut to the southwest.
Walloon Brabant is French-speaking and was created in 1995 when Brabant province was divided into Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant provinces and the Brussels-Capital Region.
It consists of the French-speaking provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, Namur, and Walloon Brabant.
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 Communities, regions and provinces of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The three regions are the Brussels-Capital Region, the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region.
Flemish Brabant has a surface area of 2106 km² (15.57% of Flanders; 6.91% of Belgium), and is divided into two administrative districts which contain 65 municipalities.
Walloon Brabant has a surface area of 1093 km² (6.49% of Wallonia; 3.58% of Belgium), and contains only one administrative district with 27 municipalities.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Communities,_regions_and_provinces_of_Belgium   (1217 words)

  
 Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries.
After the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the Netherlands gained independence and the northern part of Brabant was handed to the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
After French occupation, Brabant became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (consisting of modern day Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) at the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
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 Walloon Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It borders on (clockwise from the the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant Liège Namur and Hainaut.
Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former of Brabant into three parts: two new Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region which no longer belongs any province.
The split was made to (with a delay) the division of Belgium three regions (Flanders Wallonia and Brussels).
www.freeglossary.com /Walloon_Brabant   (247 words)

  
 a short history of Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1406 Duchess Johanna of Brabant, was succeeded by Antoon of Burgundy.
During the rule of Napoleon I Bonaparte, from 1795 - 1814, the remaining southern estates of Brabant were split in the Département de la Dyle (later the Belgian province of Brabant) and the Département des Deux-Nethes (now the Belgian province of Antwerpen).
Due to the recent administrative division of Belgium into Federal state consisting of Flanders, the Walloon provinces and capital Brussels, the province of Brabant was split up once more into Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and the region Brussels Capital.
www.aegee.tue.nl /brabant/brab1.html   (583 words)

  
 Maryland Sister State - History of Walloon Belgium
The Walloon region is fully self-governing within the limits of the powers devolved to it by central government.
It consists of the 5 French-speaking provinces of Hainuat, Namur, Liege, Luxembourg and Walloon Brabant.
Walloon Brabant benefits from the pulling power of the capital of Europe and therefore attracts investors, particularly in the field of new technologies.
www.sos.state.md.us /international/MDSS/WalloonHistory.htm   (554 words)

  
 Provincie Vlaams-Brabant
Of all the Belgian provinces Flemish Brabant is, together with Walloon Brabant, the only one which does not touch one of the country’s external borders.
This language border, running from east to west, divides the Flemish from the French speakers, and Flemish Brabant from Walloon Brabant, with the exception of the Brussels conurbation which, with its 19 boroughs, is a bilingual enclave surrounded by the territory of Flemish Brabant.
The origins of this national border remains a disputed point, though it was probably settled by the extent of the attacks made by the Franks during the 5th century.
www.vlaamsbrabant.be /vlbrEn/fbbrussels/fbbrusselsHOME.jsp?page=528   (185 words)

  
 Flemish Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was incorporated into Burgundy in 1430, and became part of the Habsburg Empire on the marriage of Mary of Burgundy to Emperor Maximilian I. In 1556, control of the duchy passed to the Habsburg Philip II of Spain.
The duchy was divided during the Dutch war of independence, North Brabant becoming a Dutch province and South Brabant remaining under the control of the Spanish.
Brabant became an autonomous Belgian province in 1995, based on the division of the Flemish and Walloon communities.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017971.html   (308 words)

  
 Wallonia|Walloon Region Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the past decades, areas as the provinces of Namur (province)Namur, Walloon Brabant and Luxembourg, province of BelgiumLuxembourg, 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 Industrial Revolutionindustrialization.
Walloon politics is similar to the politics of the French-speaking community in Belgium: the French-speaking socialist party PS is viewed as dominating both.
www.echostatic.com /Wallonia|Walloon_Region.html   (677 words)

  
 Articles - Wallonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walloon and Picard dialects used to be the predominant languages of the Walloon people until the beginning of the 20th century; French was the language of the upper class.
The Walloon economy experienced a strong development in the 19th century, essentially in the regions of Liege and Charleroi.
The Walloon Region is one of the three regions (southern region, mainly French-speaking, with a population of 3,360,000), the two other regions being the Flemish Region (northern region, mainly Dutch-speaking, with a population of 5,900,000) and the Brussels-Capital Region (officially bilingual French/Dutch but mainly French-speaking, with a population of 980,000).
www.gaple.com /articles/Wallonia   (777 words)

  
 Walloons on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Walloons, numbering some 3.5 million, reside mostly in the provinces of Hainaut, Liège, Namur, Luxembourg, and Walloon Brabant, in contrast to the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the northern provinces.
The movement for reviving Walloon literature centered in Liège in the 19th cent.; today the language is considered moribund.
In 1970 a plan was approved that recognized the cultural autonomy of Belgium's three national communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north, the French-speaking Walloons of the south, and bilingual Brussels.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/W/Walloons.asp   (474 words)

  
 Arts and Crafts Office of the Walloon Brabant Province/ presentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To make Walloon arts and crafts better known and to ensure their quality is recognised – these are the aims we have set ourselves through the new medium of the Internet.
The Arts and Crafts Office of the Walloon Brabant Province is an association created in 1995 on the initiative of the young Walloon Brabant Province.
by the Walloon Brabant Province and the Walloon Region.
www.oma-bw.org /EN/indexEN.htm   (361 words)

  
 Regions and provinces of Belgium Information - TextSheet.com
This federal region is centrally located and completely surrounded by the province of Flemish Brabant.
The Walloon Region or Wallonia (Région Wallonne or Wallonie in French)
The official languages are French and German (only used in nine eastern municipalities near the German border, which were given to Belgium after WWI).
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/r/re/regions_and_provinces_of_belgium.html   (565 words)

  
 North Brabant Province (The Netherlands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the Dutch Republic the Staten of Brabant continued the lion as arms of Brabant.
In the 13th century, it contained the present-day provinces of Antwerp, Brabant Walloon, Northern Brabant and Vlaams-Brabant, and Brussels.
As to the colours of the arms, in 1234 in a Crusade against the Stedingen in East-Frisia, Henry I supposedly used a fl flag, with on the one side the Holy Mary in an aureole, and on the other side a lion or, tongued and nailed gules.
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 Wallonia (Belgium) # fahnenversand.de - Fahnen Flaggen Fahne Flagge Nationalflaggen Nationalflagge Shop Flaggenshop ...
The French Community (Communauté Française) is competent in the Walloon provinces (excepted the German-speaking municipalities) and in Brussels.
The 75 members of the Walloon Regional Council are also members of the Council of the French Community (Conseil de la Communauté Française), along with the 19 French-speaking members of the Council of the Region of Brussels-Capital.
There are rattachistes Walloons, who promote the incorporation of Walloonia into France and campaign with a Tricolore French flag charged with the coq hardi in the middle.
www.fahnenversand.de /fotw/flags/be-wal.html   (1242 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Walloons (Peoples (except New World)) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Walloons, numbering some 3.5 million, reside mostly in the provinces of Hainaut, LiEge, Namur, Luxembourg, and Walloon Brabant, in contrast to the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the northern provinces.
The movement for reviving Walloon literature centered in LiEge in the 19th cent.; today the language is considered moribund.
The name Walloons was also applied to Huguenot refugees in America by the Dutch, who made no distinction between French and Walloon Protestants.
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 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The colours of the Belgian flag were taken from the arms of Brabant, a province in the Low Countries (the Netherlands + Belgium), which extended from the Walloon province of Walloon Brabant, over Flemish Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen in Flanders, and in the Netherlands the province of North-Brabant.
The lion of Brabant features on the arms of the Kingdom of Belgium and the provincial arms of Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant, as well as on the arms of the Dutch province of North-Brabant.
As in 1789, during the Brabantine Revolution, the Brabant colours fly everywhere, supplanting the orange Dutch cockade or the French flag.
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 Brabant
Brabant, duchy of - Brabant, duchy of, former duchy, divided between Belgium (Brabant and Antwerp provs.) and the...
Mont-Saint-Jean - Mont-Saint-Jean, village, Walloon Brabant prov., central Belgium, on a height S of Waterloo.
Province of Brabant, near the town of Wavre.
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 The Low Countries: 2.3.1 Province of Brabant wallon (1995-JAN-01/NOW)
The lion is copied from the arms of the old unitarian province, which in its turn has inherited it from the duchy of Brabant.
At the creation of the provinces of Brabant wallon and Vlaams-Brabant, there was a need for flags and arms for the two new provinces.
On January 1st, 1995, this province arose as the Walloon part of the old province of Brabant, namely the district of Nivelles.
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 Walloon Brabant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It has a surface area of 1093 km² andcontains only one administrative district (arrondissement in French) with 27 municipalities.
Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former province of Brabant intothree parts: two new provinces, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province.
The split was made to accommodate (with a delay)the division of Belgium in three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).
www.therfcc.org /walloon-brabant-44716.html   (141 words)

  
 Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The colours were taken from the flag of Brabant, a province in the Low Countries (the Netherlands + Belgium), which extended from Walloon province Walloon Brabant, over Flemish Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen in Flanders, and in the Netherlands the province of North-Brabant.
The flag of Brabant was a golden (yellow) lion climbing the hoist, on a fl surface, and its tongue and nails were red.
Probably, the vertical ordering of the colours in vertical bands was based on the French flag, since the colours of the Dutch flags were ordered in horizontal bands, and the founding of Belgium was actually a separation from the Netherlands.
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 Sportrio II - European cup Series for disable students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On a Sunday, the roads of Brabant are adorned with people walking or biking, in groups or by themselves.
Historical changes, the old secular Walloon Brabant divided up, the accentuated disparity, even in the heart of the province, between the agricultural east, the industrial west, and the tertiary-oriented centre, and the influx of the new populations of city-dwellers into the local native ranks, generally rural, disturbed Walloon Brabant's ancient sense of identity.
It is just this identity that new-born Walloon Brabant has started to define, in the melting pot of its diversity.
www.sportrio.org /sportrio2/partner_belgium_sport.htm   (361 words)

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