MonsThis is about the city in Belgium. For other uses, see Mons (disambiguation).
) is a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of Hainaut
, of which it is the capital. On January 1st, 2002 Mons had a total population of 90,955 (43,520 males and 47,435 females). The total area is 147.73 km²
which gives a population density
of 615.68 inhabitants per km². Located close to the French
border, it is the centre of the Borinage district, the old coal mining centre of the country.