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Walloon Guards

The Walloon Guards were an infantry corps recruited for the Spanish Army in the region now known as Belgium, mainly from Catholic Wallonia. As foreign troops without direct ties amongst the Spanish population, the Walloons were often tasked with ...

                                               

Walloon Movement

The Walloon Movement is an umbrella term for all Belgian political movements that either assert the existence of a Walloon identity and of Wallonia and/or defend French culture and language within Belgium, either within the framework of the 1830 ...

                                               

Politics of Wallonia

The politics of Wallonia concern the government of Wallonia, that is the southern Region of Belgium. The capital is Namur, where are the seats of the Government of Wallonia, the Parliament of Wallonia and the Public Service of Wallonia.

                                               

Ardennes classics

The Ardennes classics are three cycling classics held in mid-April in the Belgian Ardennes and southern Limburg in the Netherlands: Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege–Bastogne–Liege. The races are notable for their hilly courses, and ...

                                               

RAVeL network

RAVeL, French for reseau autonome de voies lentes, is a Walloon initiative aimed at creating a network of itineraries reserved for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and people with reduced mobility. The network makes use of towpaths on river ba ...

                                               

Attre Castle

Attre Castle is a former castle, now a country house or chateau, in Attre in the municipality of Brugelette, province of Hainaut, Belgium.

                                               

Chateau de Bouillon

Bouillon Castle is a medieval castle in the town of Bouillon in the province of Luxembourg, Belgium. Although it was mentioned first in 988, there has been a castle on the same site for a much longer time. The castle is situated on a rocky spur o ...

                                               

Chateau de Modave

The Chateau of Modave, also known as the Chateau des Comtes de Marchin is a chateau near the village of Modave in the province of Liege, Belgium.

                                               

Chateau de Corroy-le-Chateau

Castle of Corroy-le-Chateau is a medieval castle in the village of Corroy-le-Chateau, near Gembloux, in the province of Namur, Belgium. Originally built between 1220 and 1230 by William of Brabant, the castle is one of the best-preserved medieval ...

                                               

Franc-Waret Castle

The Chateau de Franc-Waret is a chateau situated in Franc-Waret in the municipality of Fernelmont in the province of Namur, Belgium. A moat girdles the castle. The castle is adorned by French gardens and an English style garden sprawls over 120 h ...

                                               

Jehay-Bodegnee Castle

Jehay Castle or Jehay-Bodegnee Castle is a castle situated in the municipality of Amay in the province of Liege in Belgium.

                                               

Montaigle Castle

Montaigle Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Falaen in the municipality of Onhaye, province of Namur, Wallonia. It was built in the 14th century, and destroyed by Henry II of France in 1554. It stands on a rocky spur overlooking the valleys of ...

                                               

Prince-Bishops Palace (Liege)

The Palace of the Prince-Bishops is a historic building situated on the Place Saint-Lambert in the centre of Liege, Belgium. It was the residence of former Prince-Bishops of Liege. It once faced the monumental Cathedral of Saint Lambert.

                                               

Scladina

Scladina, or Sclayn Cave, is an archaeological site in the Andenne hills in Belgium, where excavations since 1978 have provided the material for an exhaustive collection of over thirteen thousand Mousterian stone artifacts and the fossilized rema ...

                                               

Spy Cave

Spy Cave is located near Spy in the municipality of Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, province of Namur, Belgium above the left bank of the Orneau River. Classified as a premier Heritage site of the Walloon Region, the location ranks among the most significant ...

                                               

St Aubins Cathedral

St Aubins Cathedral, Namur, Wallonia, the only cathedral in Belgium in academic Late Baroque style. It was the only church built in the Low Countries as a cathedral after 1559, when most of the dioceses of the Netherlands were reorganized. It is ...

                                               

Castle of Warfusee

Castle of Warfusee is a castle located in the municipality Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, near Liege, Belgium. One of the loveliest castles in the area, Warfusee was completed in 1754 as a replacement for an earlier Renaissance structure. The castle se ...

                                               

Weris megaliths

The megalithic remains at Weris are scattered over region more than 5 miles 8 km long, and form a group which is unique in Belgium. There are many standing stones menhirs, including one beside the road just southwest of Weris. Of the many chamber ...

                                               

Law enforcement in Belgium

Law enforcement in Belgium is conducted by an integrated police service structured on the federal and local levels, made up of the Federal Police and the Local Police. Both forces are autonomous and subordinate to different authorities, but linke ...

                                               

Belgian Land Component

The Land Component is the land branch of the Belgian Armed Forces. The King of the Belgians is the commander in chief.The current chief of staff of the Land Component is Major-General Pierre Gerard. For a detailed history of the Belgian Army from ...

                                               

Structure of the Belgian Land Component

Motorized Brigade in Leopoldsburg Headquarters and Staff Company, carrying the traditions of the 8th/9th Regiment of the Line in Leopoldsburg 1st/3rd Lancers Battalion in Marche-en-Famenne Battalion "Chasseurs Ardennais" in Marche-en-Famenne Batt ...

                                               

Antwerp Citadel

Antwerp Citadel was a pentagonal bastion fort built to defend and dominate the city of Antwerp in the early stages of the Dutch Revolt. It has been described as "doubtlesse the most matchlesse piece of modern Fortification in the World" and as "o ...

                                               

Fort of Stabroek

The Fort of Stabroek dates from 1902. It is one of a ring of forts surrounding Antwerp, built after the city had been identified as Belgiums National redoubt to which the army and government could retreat and await allied intervention in the even ...

                                               

Belgium in World War II

Despite being neutral at the start of World War II, Belgium and its colonial possessions found themselves at war after the country was invaded by German forces on 10 May 1940. After 18 days of fighting in which Belgian forces were pushed back int ...

                                               

Admiral Benelux

The Admiral Benelux is the Commanding Officer of the combined military staff of the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Naval Component of the Belgian Armed Forces. The position of ABNL was created together with the combination of the Staffs of the tw ...

                                               

BeNeSam

The history of the Belgian-Dutch naval cooperation goes back to 1948 when the idea of a joint staff occurred. In a secret military treaty both countries agreed to submit the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Belgian Navy to the command of a single o ...

                                               

Eguermin

EGUERMIN is the Belgian-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school. This academic establishment provides training and education to Belgian and Netherlands Navy crewmembers in charge of minehunting, as well as to Naval Mine Warfare officers from NATO a ...

                                               

Antoine Joseph Corbesier

Lieutenant Antoine Joseph Corbesier USMC was a Belgian national before becoming Sword Master at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. In recognition, two United States Navy destroyer class vessels, the USS Corbesier DE-106 and t ...

                                               

Belgian military ranks

The following are the ranks and insignia of the Belgian Armed Forces. Depending on the uniform being worn - rank badges are worn in various places: in the middle of the chest, on the shoulders, at the wrists, etc. The ranks are given in English, ...

                                               

Captain-commandant

Captain-commandant is a rank currently used in the Belgian Armed Forces and formerly used in the United States Revenue Cutter Service and its successor, the United States Coast Guard.

                                               

List of Jager units

This is a list of Jager units in various national armies. Jager, or Jaeger, is the German word for "hunter", and describes a kind of light infantry. In English the word Jaeger is also translated as "rifleman" or "ranger".

                                               

Lucas Bols

Lucas Bols N.V. is a Dutch public company in the business of production, distribution, sales and marketing of alcoholic beverages. It claims to be the oldest distillery brand in the world. Its brand portfolio consists of Bols, Galliano, Vaccari, ...

                                               

Alliance of European Republican Movements

The Alliance of European Republican Movements is a grouping of republican movements from across Europe. It was established in Stockholm in June 2010, after the wedding of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The aim of the AERM is ...

                                               

Republican Circle

The Republican Circle or CRK is a Belgian trilingual republican association that aims to promote republican values and various republican forms of government whilst respecting cultural specificities.

                                               

Chateau des Amerois

The Chateau des Amerois is a 19th-century neo-gothic style castle in the Ardennes forest, south-east of Bouillon, Belgium. Replacing an original building destroyed by fire, the current castle was built from 1874 to 1877 for Prince Philippe, Count ...

                                               

Castle of Laeken

The Castle of Laeken, is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the royal family. It lies in the Brussels region, 5 km north of the city centre in the municipality of Laeken. It sits in a large park called the Royal Domain of Laek ...

                                               

Chateau du Stuyvenberg

Stuyvenberg Castle is a residency of the Belgian Royal Family, located in Laeken, Brussels. Chateau du Stuyvenberg is situated at an altitude of 56 meters.

                                               

Chateau royal dArdenne

Ardenne Castle, or the Royal Castle of Ardenne was situated in the municipality of Houyet in Belgium not far from Ciergnon Castle. The construction of the building was ordered in 1874 by King Leopold II of Belgium, to the plans of his architect A ...

                                               

Royal Castle of Ciergnon

Ciergnon Castle, or the Royal Castle of Ciergnon is a residence and summer retreat of the Belgian Royal Family situated near the town of Ciergnon in the municipality of Houyet, province of Namur. The castle is a property of the Belgian Royal Trus ...

                                               

Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nations capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Palace of Laeken on ...

                                               

Brussels (Chamber of Representatives constituency)

The administrative arrondissement of Brussels-Capital, which corresponds to the Brussels-Capital Region, serves as a parliamentary constituency in Belgium for the election of the Chamber of Representatives since 2014. The constituencies for the C ...

                                               

Hainaut (Chamber of Representatives constituency)

Hainaut is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Chamber of Representatives since 2003. It corresponds to the province of Hainaut. The constituencies for the Chamber of Representatives are set by Article 87 of the E ...

                                               

Antwerp (Flemish Parliament constituency)

Antwerp is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the province of Antwerp. Article 26 of the Special Law on Institutional Reform of 1980 gives the Flemish Parliament i ...

                                               

Brussels (Flemish Parliament constituency)

Brussels is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the Brussels Capital Region. The election coincides with the one for the bilingual Brussels Parliament; voters who v ...

                                               

East Flanders (Flemish Parliament constituency)

East Flanders is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the province of East Flanders. Article 26 of the Special Law on Institutional Reform of 1980 gives the Flemish ...

                                               

Flemish Brabant (Flemish Parliament constituency)

Flemish Brabant is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the province of Flemish Brabant. Article 26 of the Special Law on Institutional Reform of 1980 gives the Flem ...

                                               

Limburg (Flemish Parliament constituency)

Limburg is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the province of Limburg. Article 26 of the Special Law on Institutional Reform of 1980 gives the Flemish Parliament i ...

                                               

West Flanders (Flemish Parliament constituency)

West Flanders is a parliamentary constituency in Belgium used to elect members of the Flemish Parliament since 2004. It corresponds to the province of West Flanders. Article 26 of the Special Law on Institutional Reform of 1980 gives the Flemish ...

                                               

Belize Police Department

The Belize Police Department is descended from the British Honduras Constabulary BHC, which was established in 1886. Constabulary personnel initially numbered 141 and were recruited in Barbados because local men showed no interest in enlisting. T ...

                                               

Do-Aklin

Do-Aklin or Gangnihessou or Dogbari is claimed as the founder of the Fon Kingdom of Dahomey in present-day Benin and the first person in the royal lineage of the Kings of Dahomey. In many versions he is considered the first king of Dahomey even t ...