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Ligny (in Walloon Ligné) is a village in the municipality of Sombreffe (in the province of Namur), Wallonia Region, Belgium. It is known as the site of the Battle of Ligny, where Napoleon defeated Blücher two days before the battle of Waterloo while Wellington and Marshal Ney were engaged at Quatre Bras.

Ligny

Ligné
Village
Ligny Station
Ligny Station
Ligny is located in Belgium
Ligny
Ligny
Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 4°34′29″E / 50.51194°N 4.57472°E / 50.51194; 4.57472Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 4°34′29″E / 50.51194°N 4.57472°E / 50.51194; 4.57472
Country Belgium
ProvinceNamur
MunicipalitySombreffe
Area
 • Total5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sombreffe (Municipality, Province of Namur, Belgium)". crwflags.com. 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Ligny" . The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.