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The New International Encyclopædia/Menin

MENIN, me-năN. A frontier town of West Flanders, Belgium, situated 30 miles southwest of Ghent, on the left bank of the Lys, which here forms the French boundary (Map: Belgium, B 4) . It has a handsome church, a seminary, manufactures of lace and cotton textiles, and a famous old brewery. It was formerly fortified, but its works have been demolished. Population, in 1890, 13,700; in 1900, 19,312.