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Louvain

[French loo-van] /French luˈvɛ̃/
noun
1.
a city in central Belgium.
Flemish Leuven [lœ-vuh n] /ˈlœ vən/ (Show IPA).
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British Dictionary definitions for leuven

Leuven

/ˈløːvə/
noun
1.
the Flemish name for Louvain

Louvain

/French luvɛ̃/
noun
1.
a town in central Belgium, in Flemish Brabant province: capital of the duchy of Brabant (11th–15th centuries) and centre of the cloth trade; university (1426). Pop: 89 777 (2004 est) Flemish name Leuven
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Leuven

municipality, Flanders Region, central Belgium. It lies along the Dyle (Dijle) River and is connected by canal with the Scheldt (Schelde). The city is about 16 miles (26 km) east of Brussels. It was founded in the 9th century around a fortress built by a German emperor against the Normans, and it became important in the 11th century as the residence of the counts of Leuven, afterward (1190) the dukes of Brabant.

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