Ciney

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Ciney
Municipality of Belgium
Ciney: St. Nicolas church
Ciney: St. Nicolas church
Flag of Ciney
Flag
Coat of arms of Ciney
Coat of arms
Ciney is located in Belgium
Ciney
Ciney
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
Government
 • Mayor Guy Milcamps (PBE)
 • Governing party/ies PBE, CDH, Ecolo
Area
 • Total 147.56 km2 (56.97 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 15,661
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Postal codes 5590
Area codes 083
Website www.ciney.be

Ciney (French pronunciation: ​[si.nɛ]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2006 Ciney had a total population of 14,958. The total area is 147.56 km² which gives a population density of 101 inhabitants per km².

Several beers from the city are now brewed by Alken Maes and still bear the name: Ciney Blonde, Ciney Brown and Ciney Special. Those beers were first brewed in 1978.

The municipality includes the town of Ciney, along with a number of villages, including Chapois, Achêne, Leignon, Sovet and a few more.

The city was damaged by a heavy storm on 14 July 2010. The bell tower collapsed on its nave. Nobody was hurt, but the bell tower no longer exists. It was the city's symbol and also Ciney's beer symbol. The reconstruction will take more than a year and will cost some million euros.

Ciney, the former post office (front) and the main church (in the background).

Demography[edit]

Evolution of demography in Ciney since 1990.

Education[edit]

Ciney has 2 catholic secondary schools and 2 secondary state schools. Technobel Competence center

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