Jemappes

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Jemappes
St. Martin's Church (1863).
St. Martin's Church (1863).
Official seal of Jemappes
Seal
Jemappes is located in Belgium
Jemappes
Jemappes
Coordinates: 50°27′N 3°53′E / 50.450°N 3.883°E / 50.450; 3.883
Country  Belgium
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
Municipality Mons
Area
 • Total 6.72 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 10,120
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Jemappes (in older texts also:Jemmapes) is a Walloon town in south-western Belgium, province Hainaut. Since 1973, it is part of the city Mons. Jemappes is known for the Battle of Jemappes between the French and Austrian armies in 1792.

During the French occupation of Belgium (1792–1814), there was a département named after the Battle of Jemappes, see Jemmape. Jemappes was also a battleground in the First World War.

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Coordinates: 50°27′N 3°53′E / 50.450°N 3.883°E / 50.450; 3.883