Haltinne (Walloon: Altene) is a village of Wallonia and a district of the municipality of Gesves, located in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Haltinne
Altene  (Walloon)
Château de Haltinne [fr] in Haltinne
Château de Haltinne [fr] in Haltinne
Haltinne is located in Belgium
Haltinne
Haltinne
Haltinne is located in Europe
Haltinne
Haltinne
Coordinates: 50°27′N 05°05′E / 50.450°N 5.083°E / 50.450; 5.083
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Municipality Gesves

A small settlement existed here already during the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages, the village formed a small fiefdom. In 1914, German artillery was positioned in the village during the siege of Namur in 1914, and during the ensuing German occupation 121 men from the village were deported to Germany in 1916 as part of the Rape of Belgium.[1]

The château, Château de Haltinne [fr], originated as a medieval fortified house and was rebuilt on a larger scale in 1644.[1]

The hamlet of Strud is part of the village.

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  1. ^ a b Menne, Gilbert, ed. (2014). Le grand guide de Wallonie et de Bruxelles. Brussels: Racine. pp. 484–485. ISBN 978-94-014-1418-0.

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