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Namur (Dutch: About this soundNamen , Walloon: Nameur) is a province of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the West) on the Walloon provinces of Hainaut, Walloon Brabant, Liège and Luxembourg in Belgium, and on France. Its capital is the city of Namur.

Namur

(Dutch: Namen)
Flag of Namur
Flag
Coat of arms of Namur
Coat of arms
Location of Namur
Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°51′E / 50.467°N 4.850°E / 50.467; 4.850Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°51′E / 50.467°N 4.850°E / 50.467; 4.850
Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
CapitalNamur
Government
 • GovernorDenis Mathen
Area
 • Total3,664 km2 (1,415 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total491,285
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.886[2]
very high · 9th
WebsiteOfficial site

Contents

SubdivisionsEdit

List of GovernorsEdit

  • 1830–1834: Goswin de Stassart (Liberal)
  • 1834–1840: Joseph Lebeau (Liberal)
  • 1840–1847: Edouard d'Huart (Liberal)
  • 1887–1848: Adolphe de Vrière (Liberal)
  • 1848–1851: François Pirson (Liberal)
  • 1853–1875: Charles de Baillet (Catholic Party)
  • 1876–1877: D. de Mevius
  • 1877–1881: Albert de Beauffort (Catholic Party)
  • 1881–1882: Léon Pety de Thozée (Liberal)
  • 1882–1884: Auguste Vergote
  • 1884–1914: Charles de Montpellier de Vedrin
  • 1919–1937: Pierre de Gaiffier d'Hestroy
  • 1937–1944: François Bovesse (Liberal)
  • 1945–1968: Robert Gruslin
  • 1968–1977: René Close (PS)
  • 1977–1980: Pierre Falize (PS)
  • 1980–1987: Emile Lacroix
  • 1987–1994: Emile Wauthy (PSC)
  • 1994–2007: Amand Dalem (PSC)
  • 2007–present: Denis Mathen (MR)

TwinningEdit

The Province of Namur is twinned with:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Service des relations extérieures et internationales". province.namur.be (in French). Retrieved 2019-06-22.

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