Beaumont

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Beaumont (French pronunciation: ​[bo.mɔ̃]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, on the border with France. On January 1, 2012, Beaumont had a total population of 7,060. The total area is 92.97 km².
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Beaumont proper, Barbençon, Leugnies, Leval-Chaudeville, Renlies, Solre-Saint-Géry, Thirimont, and Strée.
The Tour Salamandre, an 11th-century donjon, is the most remarkable remains of the ancient fortifications of Beaumont. It can still be visited and holds expositions of the town's history.
The old castle, in which Napoleon spent a night before going to Waterloo in 1815, has been separated in two parts, one holds the townhall and the other olds a catholic secondary school, Paridaens.

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