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Andenne

Andenne
Municipality
Flag of Andenne
Flag
Coat of arms of Andenne
Coat of arms
Andenne is located in Belgium
Andenne
Andenne
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
Government
 • Mayor Claude Eerdekens
 • Governing party/ies PS
Area
 • Total 86.17 km2 (33.27 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 25,702
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal codes 5300
Area codes 085 and 081
Website www.andenne.be

Andenne (French pronunciation: ​) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Andenne had a total population of 25,240. The total area is 86.17 km² which gives a population density of 292 inhabitants per km². The city extends on both sides of the river Meuse.

Besides Andenne itself, the municipality includes the following villages: Bonneville, Coutisse, Landenne, Maizeret, Namêche, Sclayn, Seilles, Thon-Samson, and Vezin. The city is symbolized by a bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, while still a child, kill a bear with a hammer that terrorized the inhabitants.

Andenne is associated with the Rape of Belgium in 1914, during which reportedly 211 townspeople were massacred.

Contents

  • Famous inhabitants 1
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Famous inhabitants

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)

External links

  • Information and pictures about Andenne (English pages)
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