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Hensies (Hainaut)
State : BelgiumBelgium Belgium
Region : Wallonia
Province : Hainaut
District : Monswub
Coordinates : 50 ° 26 '  N , 3 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 50 ° 26 '  N , 3 ° 41'  E
Area : 26.3 km²
Residents: 6828 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Population density: 260 inhabitants per km²
Height: 20  m
Post Code: 7350 (Hainin, Hensies, Montrœul-sur-Haine, Thulin)
Prefix: 065
Mayor: Eric Thiébaut ( PS )

Local government address :
Place Communale, 1
7350 Hensies
Website: www.hensies.be
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Hensies is a municipality in the Belgian province of Hainaut . It lies directly on the border with France ( Département Nord ), around 15 kilometers northeast of Valenciennes and 20 kilometers southwest of Mons . It emerged in 1977 as part of a community reform from the merger of the towns of Hainin, Hensies, Montrœul-sur-Haine and Thulin.


The parish is located in the valley of the Haine River . Even the shipping canal Canal de POMMEROEUL à Condé runs through the town, located in Hensies a lock system .

Hensies borders on the neighboring communities


In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the hard coal deposits located here were massively dismantled. The Canal de Mons à Condé was built as a transport route, following the Haine river, on the one hand to Mons and on the other to Condé-sur-l'Escaut , where it flows into the Scheldt . In the 1960s, the section to Mons was closed and later replaced by the A7 motorway. Since then, shipping has been carried out on the Nimy-Blaton-Péronnes Canal, which was connected to the old canal at Pommerœul . But this shipping route has also been closed on the French side since 1995.


The former coal mines gradually filled with water and today form an important wetland area , the Marais d'Harchies-Hensies-Pommerœul nature reserve , which belongs to the Belgian nature reserve Scheldt Plains ( French Parc naturel Plaines de l'Escaut ).

Van Gheyt Lake in the nature reserve

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