Amazing Facts About Mons (Belgium) – Mons is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of Hainaut province in the Wallonia region.
Mons was built as a fortified city by the Count Baldwin IV of Hainaut in the 12th century. The population grew rapidly, trade flourished, and several commercial buildings were erected near the main square. In 1814, after the fall of the First French Empire, King William I of the Netherlands added fortifications. The industrial revolution and coal mining made Mons a center of heavy industry. In 1830, Belgium gained independence and decided to dismantle the fortifications, allowing the construction of large boulevards and other urban projects.
From August 23 to 24, 1914, Mons was the site of the Battle of Mons. The British were forced to retreat, and the town was occupied by the Germans until it was liberated by the Canadian Army in the final days of the war. There are several commemorative placards related to the First World War. Today, the city is an important university town and commercial center. The main square is the center of the old city. It is paved in the old town style and has many cafes and restaurants, as well as a town hall and clock tower. It is forbidden to park or drive in the center. Mons and the Czech city Plzeň became the European Capital of Culture in 2015.
Doudou is the name of a week-long series of celebrations or Ducasse, which originated in the 14th century and is held every year on the Trinity Sunday. Highlights include:
- The entrusting of the reliquary of Saint Waltrude to the mayor of the city on the eve of the procession.
- The placement of the reliquary on the Car d’Or (Golden Chariot), before it is carried in the city streets in a colorful procession that counts more than a thousand costumed participants.
- The lifting of the Car d’Or on a paved area near the church of Saint Waltrude; tradition holds that this operation must be successful for the city to prosper.
- The Lumeçon fight, where Saint George confronts the dragon. The fight lasts for about half an hour, accompanied by the rhythmic “Doudou” music. The tradition of the processional dragon is listed among the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
The tanks in the town commemorate the liberation of Belgium by the 3rd Armored Division (USA) during World War II. It is one of the largest WWII tank gatherings in the world.
Amazing Facts About Mons (Belgium)
Public Educational Facilities in Mons:
Conservatoire royal de Mons, CRM
UCLouvain FUCaM Mons, a campus of the University of Louvain located in Mons since 1899.
University of Mons, UMons, founded in 2009 by a merger between the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons and the University of Mons-Hainaut.
Institut Reine Astrid Mons
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The town hosts a professional basketball team called Belfius Mons-Hainaut and a tennis tournament called the Ethias Trophy. It previously hosted the football club, R.A.E.C. Mons, though the team has since disbanded. There is also a horse racing venue at Hippodrome de Wallonie in Mons.
146.56 km2 (56.59 sq mi)
Total : 95,299
Density : 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
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