Warneton, Belgium

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Warneton (in Dutch Waasten, in Picard Varnetån or Warneuton) is a section of the Belgian municipality of Comines-Warneton in Wallonia in the province of Hainaut. It was a municipality of its own until the 1977 merger of Belgian municipalities.

Etymology[edit]

1007 Uuarnasthun, 1065 Uuarnestun, 1104 Guarnestun

Farm (Saxon thun, Germanic *tûna « enclos ») of Warin, Saxon and Frankish anthroponym (Saxon settlement set up in the Merovingian era).

History[edit]

Cut away from Ploegsteert in 1850, it was transferred from the province of West Flanders to the province of Hainaut, in 1963. Since that date its minority Dutch-speaking inhabitants have benefitted from language facilities.

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Coordinates: 50°45′N 02°57′E / 50.750°N 2.950°E / 50.750; 2.950