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Dutch term or phrase:Avesnessteen
English translation:Avesnes rock
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07:46 Jun 6, 2001
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Dutch term or phrase: Avesnessteen
Material of a statue in a church.

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Avesnes rock
Explanation:
Flemish Henegouwen, province, southwestern Belgium. Hainaut extends northeastward from the French border. It has an area of 1,462 square miles (3,787 square km) and is drained by the Scheldt (Schelde), Dender, and Sambre rivers. It is divided into seven administrative arrondissements (Ath, Charleroi, Mons, Mouscron, Soignies, Thuin, and Tournai) with the capital at Mons.

Occupied since prehistoric times, Hainaut bears traces of the oldest Stone Age industry of the area, namely flint extraction and cutting, especially at Spiennes. Under the Romans, Hainaut enjoyed some three centuries of calm and witnessed the construction of numerous roads which converged at Bavai. The Romans were succeeded by Merovingian royalty whose capital was Tournai. By 925 the region was part of the future German Empire.
Limestone, granite, and porphyry are quarried. Hainaut is served by several railway lines and numerous canals, including the Charleroi-Brussels, Centre, Nimy-Blaton, Haine, and Blaton-Ath canals.
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Explanation:
Flemish Henegouwen, province, southwestern Belgium. Hainaut extends northeastward from the French border. It has an area of 1,462 square miles (3,787 square km) and is drained by the Scheldt (Schelde), Dender, and Sambre rivers. It is divided into seven administrative arrondissements (Ath, Charleroi, Mons, Mouscron, Soignies, Thuin, and Tournai) with the capital at Mons.

Occupied since prehistoric times, Hainaut bears traces of the oldest Stone Age industry of the area, namely flint extraction and cutting, especially at Spiennes. Under the Romans, Hainaut enjoyed some three centuries of calm and witnessed the construction of numerous roads which converged at Bavai. The Romans were succeeded by Merovingian royalty whose capital was Tournai. By 925 the region was part of the future German Empire.
Limestone, granite, and porphyry are quarried. Hainaut is served by several railway lines and numerous canals, including the Charleroi-Brussels, Centre, Nimy-Blaton, Haine, and Blaton-Ath canals.



    Reference: http://www.britannica.com/seo/h/hainaut/
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