- a medieval county in territory now in SW Belgium and N France.
- a province in SW Belgium. 1437 sq. mi. (3722 sq. km). Capital: Mons.
- a province of SW Belgium: stretches from the Flanders Plain in the north to the Ardennes in the south. Capital: Mons. Pop: 1 283 200 (2004 est). Area: 3797 sq km (1466 sq miles)