Antoing

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Antoing
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Antoing
Flag
Coat of arms of Antoing
Coat of arms
Antoing is located in Belgium
Antoing
Antoing
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°34′N 03°27′E / 50.567°N 3.450°E / 50.567; 3.450Coordinates: 50°34′N 03°27′E / 50.567°N 3.450°E / 50.567; 3.450
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Tournai
Government
 • Mayor Bernard Bauwens
Area
 • Total 31.13 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 7,684
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal codes 7640-7643
Area codes 069

Antoing is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Hainaut. It consists of the former municipalities of Antoing, Maubray, Péronnes-lez-Antoing, Bruyelle, Calonne and Fontenoy.

History[edit]

The Battle of Fontenoy, a major battle in the War of Austrian Succession, was fought near Fontenoy on May 11, 1745.

Famous inhabitants[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Antoing Castle, castle of the Princes de Ligne (13th - 16th centuries)
Churchtower (l'église Saint-Pierre)

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