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Ciney (French pronunciation: ​[si.nɛ]; Walloon: Cînè) is a Walloon city and 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
Location of Ciney in Namur province
Ciney Namur Belgium Map.png
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 2017)[1]
 • Total 16,360
 • 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