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is part of the Belgian town of Comines-Warneton
Comines-Warneton 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...
in the province of Hainaut. It was a commune of its own until the 1977 merger of Belgian communes.
, 1065 Uuarnestun
, 1104 Guarnestun
Farm (Saxon thun
, Germanic *tûna
« enclos ») of Warin, Saxon and Frankish anthroponym (Saxon settlement set up in the Merovingian era).
Cut away from Ploegsteert
Ploegsteert is a village in Belgium located in the municipality of Comines-Warneton in the Hainaut province. It is approximately 2 kilometres north of the French border. Created in 1850 on part of the territory of Warneton, it includes the hamlet of Le Bizet....
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.