Namur (province)

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Province of Belgium
Namur, the citadel and the Meuse.
Coat of arms

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Country 23x15px Belgium Region 23x15px Wallonia Capital Namur  - coordinates Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Highest point Croix-Scaille  - location Gedinne, Dinant, Namur  - elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)  - coordinates Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Area 3,666 km² (1,415 sq mi) Population 489,204 (1 January 2016) [1] Density 133 /km² (344 /sq mi) Subdivisions 3 Arrondissements
38 Municipalities Governor Denis Mathen Timezone CET (UTC+1)  - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Postal codes 5000–5999 ISO 3166-2 BE-WNA <tr><td colspan="2">
Location of the Namur province


Website: Official site

Namur (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) is a province of Belgium on the border with France. It is one of the five provinces of Wallonia, the predominantly French-speaking southern region of Belgium.


The origin of the province of Namur goes back to 1795, when the Austrian Netherlands and the Principality of Liège joint the French Republic; they were made part of the old department of Sambre-et-Meuse.

At the fall of the First French Empire, the department is dissolved and replaced by the Province of Namur, at the time of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The province of Namur was one of the province created by the Constitution of 24 August 1815 of the Kingdom.

When the United Kingdom of the Netherlands ended after the 1830 Belgian Revolution, the province of Namur became part of the new Kingdom of Belgium.


Namur borders (clockwise from the West) on the Walloon provinces of Hainaut, Walloon Brabant, Liège and Luxembourg in Belgium, and on France.

The total area of the province is 3,666 km2 (1,415 sq mi) with 489,204 inhabitants,[1] and a population density of 133.4 inhabitants per km². The highest point of the province is Croix-Scaille, with an altitude of 504 m (1,654 ft) (Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) above sea level.

Its capital is the city of Namur; other important cities are Dinant, Philippeville, Gembloux, Ciney and Andenne.

Administrative division

The province of Namur is divided into 3 arrondissements and a total of 38 municipalities.

Map of the municipalities of Namur
(names are in the following table)
Municipalities by arrondissements, with their numbers in the map
Dinant Namur Philippeville
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Population by arrondissement

Population on 1 January of each year.[2]

Arrondissement 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012[1]
Dinant 104,017 104,719 105,378 105,998 107,099 107,593
Namur 294,320 296,494 298,835 301,472 304,287 306,672
Philippeville 63,646 64,167 64,392 64,811 65,449 65,840
Province of Namur 461,983 465,380 468,605 472,281 476,835 480,105


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