Andenne

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.

Andenne
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Flag of Andenne
Flag
Coat of arms of Andenne
Coat of arms
Andenne is located in Belgium
Andenne
Andenne
Location in Belgium
Location of Andenne in Namur Province
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Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementNamur
Government
 • MayorClaude Eerdekens
 • Governing party/iesPS
Area
 • Total86.17 km2 (33.27 sq mi)
Postal codes
5300
Area codes085 and 081
Websitewww.andenne.be

VillagesEdit

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:

HistoryEdit

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.

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

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