Tuesday, April 13, 2004

La Louvière

Town, Hainaut province, southwestern Belgium, on the Central Canal, about 11 mi (17 km) east of Mons. It has been a centre of coal mining since the 14th century. La Louvière is also a major centre of steel manufacturing and produces sheet metal, furniture, and ceramics. Nearby is the park of Mariemont, named for Mary of Hungary, sister of Charles V and queen of the Netherlands, who first

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