Waterloo, Belgium

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Waterloo: the "Butte du Lion" commemorating the Battle
Waterloo: the "Butte du Lion" commemorating the Battle
Coat of arms of Waterloo
Waterloo is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Waterloo in Walloon Brabant
Waterloo Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700Coordinates: 50°38′N 04°42′E / 50.633°N 4.700°E / 50.633; 4.700
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
 • MayorSerge Kubla
 • Governing party/iesMR
 • Total21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)
 • Total30,174
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes02

Waterloo (pronounced [watəʀˈloː]) (in Walloon: Waterlô) is a Walloon municipality in the province of Walloon Brabant, Belgium. On January 1, 2006, Waterloo had a total population of 29,315. The total area is 21.03 km².

Battle of Waterloo[change | change source]

In the Battle of Waterloo (Sunday 18 June 1815[5] near Waterloo, Belgium) the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte defeated by the Prussian army and the Anglo-Allied army. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as the French emperor. After the Battle Napoleon surrendered to the British, and was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died in 1821.

The battlefield is in present-day Belgium, about eight miles (12 km) SSE of Brussels, and about a mile (1.6 km) from the town of Waterloo.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Barbero, Alessandro (2005). The Battle: A New History of Waterloo. Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-84354-310-9

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