Place:Andenne, Namur, Belgium

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NameAndenne
Alt namesAndelaonsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 19
Andelaussource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 19
Andennaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 19
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.483°N 5.1°E
Located inNamur, Belgium
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Andenne is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Andenne had a total population of 25,240. The total area is 86.17 km² which gives a population density of 292 inhabitants per km². The city extends on both sides of the river Meuse. The villages around Andenne are : Bonneville - Coutisse - Landenne - Maizeret - Namêche - Sclayn - Seilles - Thon-Samson - Vezin. The Bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, still a child, kill a bear that terrorized the inhabitants, with a hammer, symbolizes the city.

Andenne is associated with the Rape of Belgium in 1914, during which reportedly 211 townspeople were massacred.

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