Beloeil

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The name Beloeil or Belœil is the name of two municipalities. It has also been applied to various events and locations linked with these two municipalities.

Municipalities[change | change source]

The name has been applied to two municipalities. Despite the similarity, it appears the two names have independent linguistic origins.

Related Locations and Events[change | change source]

  • The Château of Belœil, a castle in the Belgian Belœil, seat of the House of Ligne.
  • Mont Beloeil, an older name for Mont Saint-Hilaire, a mountain across the Richelieu River from the Canadian Beloeil.
  • The Seigneury of Beloeil, a French colonial administrative division including what is now Beloeil, Quebec.
  • The Beloeil train disaster, an alternate name for the St-Hilaire train disaster, which killed 99 on June 29, 1864 near Beloeil, Quebec.