BRABANT , the central andmetropolitan province of Belgium, is formed out of
See also:part of the
See also:ancient duchy . From 1815 to 1830; that is to say, during the existence of the
See also:kingdom of the Nether-lands, Belgian Brabant was distinguished from Dutch by the employment of the
See also:geographical terms South and
See also:North . The
See also:surface of Brabant is undulating, and the highest points, some 400 ft. in altitude, are to be found at and near Mont St
See also:Jean . The province is well cultivated, and the
See also:people are well known for their
See also:industry . There are valuable
See also:stone quarries, and many manufactures flourish in the smaller towns, such as
See also:Ottignies, as well as in the larger cities of Brussels and
See also:Louvain . Brabant contains 820,740 acres or 1268 sq. m . Its
See also:principal towns are Brussels, Louvain,
See also:Hal, Ottignies, and its three administrative divisions are named after the first three of those towns . They are subdivided into 5o cantons and 344 communes . In 1904 the population of the province was 1,366,389 or a proportion of 1077 per sq.m .
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