Hainaut Province

Hainaut (/ˈn/, also US: /hˈ-, ɛˈ-/, UK: /ˈ(h)n/,[4][5][6] French: [ɛno]; Dutch: Henegouwen [ˈɦeːnəɣʌuə(n)] (listen); Walloon: Hinnot; Picard: Hénau), historically also known as Heynowes in English, is a province of Wallonia and Belgium.

Hainaut
Hinnot  (Walloon)
Hénau  (Picard)
Heynowes
Coordinates: 50°30′N 3°55′E
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
CapitalMons
Largest cityCharleroi
Government
  GovernorTommy Leclercq
Area
  Total3,813 km2 (1,472 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2019)[2]
  Total1,344,241
  Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.875[3]
very high · 11th
Websitewww.hainaut.be

To its south lies the French department of Nord, while within Belgium it borders (clockwise from the North) on the Flemish provinces of West Flanders, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant and the Walloon provinces of Walloon Brabant and Namur.

Its capital is Mons (Dutch Bergen) and the most populous city is Charleroi, the province's urban, economic and cultural hub, the financial capital of Hainaut and the fifth largest city in the country by population. Hainaut has an area of 3,831 km2 (1,479 sq mi) and as of January 2019 a population of 1,344,241.[7]