Place:Jemappes, Hainaut, Belgium

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NameJemappes
Alt namesJemmapesource: Wikipedia
Jemmapessource: Wikipedia
TypeCity or town
Coordinates50.45°N 3.883°E
Located inHainaut, Belgium
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Jemappes (in older texts also: Jemmape and Jemmapes) is a Walloon town in south-western Belgium, province Hainaut. Since 1976, 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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