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Ciney (French pronunciation: ​[si.nɛ]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Ciney had a total population of 14,958. The total area is 147.56 km² which gives a population density of 101 inhabitants per km².

Ciney
Municipality
Place Monseu
Place Monseu
Flag of Ciney
Flag
Coat of arms of Ciney
Coat of arms
Ciney is located in Belgium
Ciney
Ciney
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Cheffert (Union)
 • Governing party/ies Union
Area
 • Total 147.56 km2 (56.97 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 16,323
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal codes 5590
Area codes 083
Website www.ciney.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Achêne, Braibant, Chevetogne, Ciney, Conneux, Leignon, Pessoux, Serinchamps, and Sovet, along with a number of villages, including Chapois.

Several beers from the city are now brewed by Alken-Maes and still bear the name: Ciney Blonde, Ciney Brown, and Ciney Special. Those beers were first brewed in 1978.

The city was damaged by a heavy storm on 14 July 2010. The bell tower, the city's symbol and also Ciney's beer symbol, collapsed on its nave. No injuries were reported. Reconstruction took more than a year and cost some million euros.

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DemographyEdit

 
Ciney's population (1990-2011).

EducationEdit

Ciney has 2 catholic secondary schools and 2 secondary state schools. The Technobel Competence center, an information technology and communications training centre, is located in Ciney.

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External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Ciney at Wikimedia Commons