Andenne

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Andenne
Municipality
Vue d'andenne depuis la réserve (retouchée).jpg
Flag of Andenne
Flag
Coat of arms of Andenne
Coat of arms
Andenne is located in Belgium
Andenne
Andenne
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
Government
 • Mayor Claude Eerdekens
 • Governing party/ies PS
Area
 • Total 86.17 km2 (33.27 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 25,702
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal codes 5300
Area codes 085 and 081
Website www.andenne.be

Andenne (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.dɛn]) 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.

Besides Andenne itself, the municipality includes the following villages: Bonneville, Coutisse, Landenne, Maizeret, Namêche, Sclayn, Seilles, Thon-Samson, and Vezin. The city is symbolized by a bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, while still a child, kill a bear with a hammer that terrorized the inhabitants.

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

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