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Andenne (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃.dɛn]) is a Walloon city and surrounding municipality in Namur Province, Belgium. 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 municipality, and the central city, extend on both sides of the river Meuse.
|• Mayor||Claude Eerdekens|
|• Governing party/ies||PS|
|• Total||86.17 km2 (33.27 sq mi)|
|Area codes||085 and 081|
The area of the original municipality was closely based around the city of Andenne, until it was expanded during the post-1974 fusion of the Belgian municipalities, adding the ancienne communes (now villages) of:
The city is symbolized by a bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, while still a child, use a hammer to kill a bear that terrorized the inhabitants.
Andenne is the location of the Château du Moisnil.
- Saint Begga, daughter of Pepin of Landen and mother of Pepin of Heristal, founded a convent in Andenne of which she was the first abbess. She is buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.
- Cécile de France, actress
- Carl Johan Frederik Jakhelln, Norwegian diplomat and writer
- Fats Sadi, jazz musician
Ancienne gravure du Château du Moisnil à Andenne.
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