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  1. Flanders - Wikipedia

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    The two westernmost provinces of the Flemish Region, West Flanders and East Flanders, forming the central portion of the historic County of Flanders. In Belgium and neighbouring countries. An ancien régime territory that existed from the 8th century (Flandria) until its absorption by the French First Republic. Until the 1600s, this county also extended over parts of what are now France and the Netherlands.

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  2. List of municipalities of the Flemish Region - Wikipedia

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    At the creation of Belgium in 1831, there were 2,739 municipalities in the country, which had fallen to 2,663 municipalities by 1961. Following a series of decisions and actions, carried out in 1975, 1983 and 2019, the fusion of the Belgian municipalities reduced the national total to 581 municipalities.

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  4. Mines in the Battle of Messines (1917) - Wikipedia

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    At the start of the Battle of Messines (7–14 June 1917) during the First World War, a series of underground explosive charges were detonated by the British Army beneath German lines near the village of Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English), in Belgian West Flanders.

  5. West Flemish - Wikipedia

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    West Flemish is the name used to denote a group of dialects of Dutch spoken in western Belgium and adjoining parts of the Netherlands and France. During the historical standardization process of the Dutch language as spoken in Belgium, it has been considered by some to be a separate Germanic language. West Flemish is spoken by about a million people in the Belgian province of West Flanders, and a further 50,000 in the neighbouring Dutch coastal district of Zeelandic Flanders and 10-20,000 in the

  6. County of Flanders - Wikipedia

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    The County of Flanders was a historic territory in the Low Countries. From 862 onwards the counts of Flanders were among the original twelve peers of the Kingdom of France. For centuries their estates around the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres formed one of the most affluent regions in Europe. Up to 1477, the zone under French suzerainty was west of the Scheldt and was called "Royal Flanders". Aside from this, the counts, from the 11th century onward, held land east of the river as a fief of t

  7. First Battle of Ypres - Wikipedia

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    The First Battle of Ypres was a battle of the First World War, fought on the Western Front around Ypres, in West Flanders, Belgium. The battle was part of the First Battle of Flanders, in which German, French, Belgian armies and the British Expeditionary Force fought from Arras in France to Nieuport on the Belgian coast, from 10 October to mid-November. The battles at Ypres began at the end of the Race to the Sea, reciprocal attempts by the German and Franco-British armies to advance past the no

  8. West Flemish — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    West Flem­ish has a phonol­ogy that dif­fers sig­nif­i­cantly from that of Stan­dard Dutch, being sim­i­lar to Afrikaans in the case of long E and O, and where Stan­dard Dutch has sch, Flem­ish, like Afrikaans, has sk. How­ever, the best known traits are the re­place­ment of Stan­dard Dutch (pre-)velar frica­tives g and ch in Dutch (/x, ɣ/) with glot­tal h [h, ɦ], and the over­all lack of diph­thongs.

  9. 2016 Tour of Flanders - Wikipedia

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    The race started in Bruges and finished in Oudenaarde. The total distance was 255 kilometres, covering 18 categorized climbs and seven flat cobblestoned sectors. The principal favourites for the overall victory were Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen and Peter Sagan. After several riders had abandoned the race due to crashes and injuries, the decisive break was formed with 30 kilometres to go by Sagan, Michał Kwiatkowski and Sep Vanmarcke. On the last climb of the Oude Kwaremont, Kwiatkowski was ...

  10. The White Queen (TV Mini-Series 2013) - IMDb

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    With Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay. Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th-century England.

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