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Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Walloon Region Community French Community Province Hainaut Arrondissement Mouscron Government - Mayor Gilbert Deleu (Action) - Governing party/ies Action, MR, PS, Ecolo Area - Total 61.09 km2 (23.6 sq mi) Population (1 January 2010) - Total 17,729 - Density 290.2/km2 (751.6/sq mi) Postal codes 7780-7784 Area codes 056 Website www.villedecomines-warneton.be
Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, Comines-Warneton had a total population of 17,562. The total area is 61.09 km² which gives a population density of 287 inhabitants per km². The name "Comines" is believed to have a Celtic, or Gaulish, origin. Comines-Warneton is a municipality with language facilities for Dutch-speakers.
The municipality of Comines-Warneton includes the traditional villages of Comines (Dutch: Komen – Comines is also the name of the village on the other side of the Belgian-French border), Comines-ten-Brielen, Warneton (Dutch: Waasten), Bas-Warneton (Dutch: Neer-Waasten), Ploegsteert and Le Bizet. The municipality forms an exclave of both Hainaut and Wallonia, being surrounded by the Flemish province of West-Flanders and the French department of Nord and not connected to the rest of the French speaking area of Belgium.
Comines-Warneton is twinned with Hedge End in England and with Argenton-les-Vallées in France.
- Johannes Despauterius, humanist
- Frank Vandenbroucke †, cyclist
- Gustave Singier, painter
- Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven, painter
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