- a medieval county in territory now in SW Belgium and N France.
- a province in SW Belgium. 1437 sq. mi. (3722 sq. km). Capital: Mons.
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A seedling raised at Ath, Hainaut, Bel.; first described in 1833.
Obtained from seed in 1817 in Hainaut by M. Devergnies of Mons.
A Belgian wilding found near Enghien in Hainaut; disseminated about 1830.
Almost the whole population of Tournai in Hainaut was Calvinist.Belgium
George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
In Belgium the chief coal-basins are those of Hainaut and Lige.
- a province of SW Belgium: stretches from the Flanders Plain in the north to the Ardennes in the south. Capital: Mons. Pop: 1 283 200 (2004 est). Area: 3797 sq km (1466 sq miles)