Comines-Warneton

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Comines-Warneton
Municipality of Belgium
Comines-Warneton town hall
Comines-Warneton town hall
Flag of Comines-Warneton
Flag
Coat of arms of Comines-Warneton
Coat of arms
Comines-Warneton is located in Belgium
Comines-Warneton
Comines-Warneton
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°00′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°00′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mouscron
Government
 • Mayor Gilbert Deleu (Action)
 • Governing party/ies Action, MR, PS, Ecolo
Area
 • Total 61.09 km2 (23.59 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 17,884
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Postal codes 7780-7784
Area codes 056
Website www.villedecomines-warneton.be

Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten) is a Belgian municipality Walloon province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, it had a total population of 17,562. Its 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.[citation needed] Comines-Warneton is a municipality with language facilities for Dutch-speakers.

The municipality of Comines-Warneton includes the traditional villages of Comines (Dutch: KomenComines is also the name of the village on the other side of the Belgian-French border), Comines-ten-Brielen, Houthem, 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.

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