Comines-Warneton town hall
Comines-Warneton town hall
Flag of Comines-Warneton
Coat of arms of Comines-Warneton
Coat of arms
Comines-Warneton is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Comines-Warneton in Hainaut
Comines-Warneton Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°00′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°00′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000
CommunityFrench Community
 • MayorGilbert Deleu (Action)
 • Governing party/iesAction, MR, PS, Ecolo
 • Total61.09 km2 (23.59 sq mi)
 • Total18,063
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes056

Comines-Warneton (Dutch: Komen-Waasten, Picard: Comène-Warneuton, West Flemish: Koomn-Woastn) is a Belgian city and municipality in the Walloon province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006, it had a total population of 17,562. Its total area is 61.09 km2 (23.59 sq mi) which gives a population density of 287 inhabitants per square kilometre (740/sq mi). The name "Comines" is believed to have a Celtic, or Gaulish, origin.[citation needed] Comines-Warneton is a municipality with language facilities for Dutch-speakers.

The municipality of Comines-Warneton includes the traditional villages of Comines (Dutch: KomenComines is also the name of the village on the other side of the Belgian-French border), Comines-ten-Brielen, Houthem, Warneton (Dutch: Waasten), Bas-Warneton (Dutch: Neer-Waasten), Ploegsteert and Le Bizet. They were all transferred in 1963 from the arrondissement of Ypres in the Dutch-speaking province of West Flanders to the newly created arrondissement of Mouscron in French-speaking Hainaut. The five municipalities (Comines, Houthem, Ploegsteert, Bas-Warneton, Warneton) were merged into a single Comines-Warneton municipality in 1977. Since then, the municipality forms an exclave of both Hainaut and Wallonia, being surrounded by the Flemish province of West-Flanders and the French department of Nord and not connected to the rest of the French-speaking area of Belgium.

Comines-Warneton is twinned with Hedge End in England and with Argenton-les-Vallées in France.

Famous inhabitants

Twin towns


  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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