Beauraing

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Beauraing
Municipality of Belgium
Beauraing centre
Beauraing centre
Flag of Beauraing
Flag
Coat of arms of Beauraing
Coat of arms
Beauraing is located in Belgium
Beauraing
Beauraing
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°6.55′N 04°57.4′E / 50.10917°N 4.9567°E / 50.10917; 4.9567Coordinates: 50°6.55′N 04°57.4′E / 50.10917°N 4.9567°E / 50.10917; 4.9567
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Maene (LDM)
 • Governing party/ies LDM - MRB
Area
 • Total 174.55 km2 (67.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,858
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Postal codes 5570-5574, 5576
Area codes 082
Website www.beauraing.be

Beauraing (French pronunciation: ​[bo.ʁɛ̃]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Beauraing had a total population of 8,344. The total area is 174.55 km², giving a population density of 48 inhabitants per km².

The municipality of Beauraing was created in 1977 from the fusion of Beauraing, Baronville, Dion, Felenne, Feschaux, Focant, Froidfontaine, Honnay, Javingue, Martouzin-Neuville, Pondrôme, Vonêche, Wancennes, Wiesme and Winenne.

Beauraing is a place of pilgrimage for Catholics ever since five children and young adults reported 33 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary between November 29, 1932 and January 3, 1933. The sobriquet applied to these apparitions is Our Lady of Beauraing, the Virgin of the Golden Heart. The apparitions are among those which are officially sanctioned by the Church.

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