Ciney

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Ciney
Municipality
Place Monseu
Place Monseu
Flag of Ciney
Flag
Coat of arms of Ciney
Coat of arms
Ciney is located in Belgium
Ciney
Ciney
Location in Belgium
Location of Ciney in Namur province
Ciney Namur Belgium Map.png
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementDinant
Government
 • MayorJean-Marie Cheffert (Union)
 • Governing party/iesUnion
Area
 • Total147.56 km2 (56.97 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total16,360
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal codes5590
Area codes083
Websitewww.ciney.be

Ciney (French pronunciation: ​[si.nɛ]; Walloon: Cînè) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On 1 January 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.

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Achêne, Braibant, Chevetogne, Ciney, Conneux, Leignon, Pessoux, Serinchamps, and Sovet, along with a number of villages, including Chapois.

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 city was damaged by a heavy storm on 14 July 2010. The bell tower, the city's symbol and also Ciney's beer symbol, collapsed on its nave. No injuries were reported. Reconstruction took more than a year and cost some million euros.

Demography

Ciney's population (1990-2011).

Education

Ciney has 2 catholic secondary schools and 2 secondary state schools. The Technobel Competence center, an information technology and communications training centre, is located in Ciney.

See also

References

External links

  • Media related to Ciney at Wikimedia Commons