Hastière

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Hastière
Municipality
Hastière-par-delà: Abbey Church
Hastière-par-delà: Abbey Church
Hastière is located in Belgium
Hastière
Hastière
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°13′N 04°50′E / 50.217°N 4.833°E / 50.217; 4.833Coordinates: 50°13′N 04°50′E / 50.217°N 4.833°E / 50.217; 4.833
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
Government
 • Mayor Claude Bultot (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS
Area
 • Total 56.46 km2 (21.80 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,703
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Postal codes 5540-5544
Area codes 082
Website www.hastiere.be

Hastière (French pronunciation: ​[as.tjɛʁ]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 5,230 inhabitants. The total area is 56.46 km², giving a population density of 93 inhabitants per km².

On its territory, you can discover along the Meuse River the Romanesque church of a former Benedictine Monastery (at Hastière-Lavaux), the Renaissance castle of Freÿr surrounded by 18th century classical gardens and facing the rocks of Freÿr (north of Waulsort) and the 17th century buildings of another former Benedictine Monastery (at Waulsort).

To the municipality belong: Hastière-Lavaux (maison communale), Hermeton-sur-Meuse, Waulsort, Hastière-par-delà, Blaimont, Heer et Agimont.

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the St Hadelin abbeychurch (11th century)
St Hadelin abbeychurch today Wallonia's Major Heritage
Hastière-Lavaux: the Town Hall of Hastière
the bridge on the Meuse