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Castle of Rixensart
Castle of Rixensart, Walloon Brabant.

Introduction

Walloon Brabant is a province of Wallonia and of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Flemish Brabant, Liège, Namur and Hainaut. Its capital is Wavre.

It has a surface area of 1093 km², a population of 347,000 inhabitants, and contains only one administrative district (arrondissement in French) with 27 municipalities.

Walloon Brabant was created in 1995 by the split of the former province of Brabant into three parts: two new provinces, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant; and the Brussels Capital Region, which no longer belongs to any province. The split was made to accommodate (with a delay) the division of Belgium in three regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).

According to the fiscal statistics of the Belgian government, the province of Walloon Brabant is the richest in the country. The richest commune in Belgium is Lasne, between Waterloo and Rixensart.


Arms of the Duchy of Brabant

History

The province of Walloon Brabant used to belong to the Duchy of Brabant, until its incorporation in the Burgundian Netherlands in 1430.

In 1815, it is in Walloon Brabant that Napoleon fought its last battles, around Waterloo, Placenoit, Quatre Bras, Ligny and Nivelles.

Attractions

Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Castle
Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Castle (© Eupedia.com)
very good Bois-Seigneur-Isaac Castle
Bluebells in Halle's Wood
Bluebell carpet in Halle's Wood (© Eupedia.com)
very good Bluebell carpet in Halle's Wood
Hélécine Castle & Abbey
Hélécine Castle & Abbey (© Eupedia.com)
very good Hélécine Castle & Abbey

Rixensart Castle
Rixensart Castle (© Eupedia.com)
very good Rixensart Castle
Villers-la-Ville Abbey
Ruins of the Abbey of Villers-la-Ville (© Eupedia.com)
very good Abbey of Villers-la-Ville
Waterloo
Waterloo (© Eupedia.com)
very good Waterloo

Louvain-la-Neuve
Louvain-la-Neuve (© Eupedia.com)
good Louvain-la-Neuve
Nivelles
Nivelles (© Eupedia.com)
good Nivelles

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