Meaning of FOREST in English

county, northwestern Pennsylvania, U.S. It consists of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau drained by the Allegheny and Clarion rivers and Tionesta, Salmon, and Spring creeks. Forest county contains portions of Allegheny National Forest and Cook Forest State Park. The county was formed in 1848, and Tionesta is the county seat. The main industries are manufacturing and services. One of Pennsylvania's seven completely rural counties, Forest is also one of the most sparsely populated. Area 428 square miles (1,109 square km). Pop. (1990) 4,802; (1996 est.) 4,942. Flemish Vorst southwestern commune, one of 19 forming Greater Brussels, Brussels rgion, central Belgium. Its two wooded parks on the slopes of the Zenne valley were once part of the Fort de Soignes. Manufactures include vehicles, chemicals, paper, photographic materials, clocks, clothing, leather goods, and soap. Beer is also brewed. The Abbey of Saint-Benoit, built in 1106, includes monastic buildings added in the 18th century. Pop. (1992 est.) mun., 45,957.

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