Enghien, Du. Edingen, town (1991 pop. 10,258), Hainaut prov., W central Belgium. It is a tourist center and has industries that manufacture linen and lace. Enghien was founded in the 11th cent. and became a trade center. It passed to the Bourbon family in the 15th cent., but was sold (1606) by Henry IV of France to the house of Liège . The title of duke of Enghien remained with the Condé branch of the house of Bourbon.
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