GOSSELIES, a town of Belgium, in the arrondissement of Charleroi and province of Hennegau, is picturesquely situated on the Pieton and on the Brussels and Charleroi canal, 8 miles N.W. from Charleroi. There are extensive coalmines in the neighbourhood, and the town possesses breweries, tanneries, bleachworks,and manufactories of hats, knives, and nails. Here the French gained a victory over the Austrians, 26th June 1701. The population is about 7000.