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Namur Province

Namur

Nameur  (Walloon)

Namen  (Dutch)
Flag of Namur
Flag
Coat of arms of Namur
Coat of arms
Location of Namur
Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°51′E / 50.467°N 4.850°E / 50.467; 4.850Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°51′E / 50.467°N 4.850°E / 50.467; 4.850
Country Belgium
Region Walloon Region
CapitalNamur
Government
 • GovernorDenis Mathen
Area
 • Total3,675 km2 (1,419 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2019)[2]
 • Total494,325
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.891[3]
very high · 8th
WebsiteOfficial site

Namur (French: [namyʁ]; Dutch: Namen [ˈnaːmə(n)] (About this soundlisten); Walloon: Nameur) is a province of Wallonia, one of the three regions of Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the West) on the Walloon provinces of Hainaut, Walloon Brabant, Liège and Luxembourg in Belgium, and the French departments of Nord and Ardennes. Its capital and largest city is the city of Namur. As of January 2019, the province of Namur has population of 494,325.[4]

Subdivisions

Municipal divisions of Namur (click on image for full legend).

It has an area of 3,675 square kilometres (1,419 sq mi) and is divided into three administrative districts (arrondissements in French) containing a total of 38 municipalities (communes in French).

Map no. Municipality Arrondissement
1 Andenne Namur
2 Anhée Dinant
3 Assesse Namur
4 Beauraing Dinant
5 Bièvre Dinant
6 Cerfontaine Philippeville
7 Ciney Dinant
8 Couvin Philippeville
9 Dinant Dinant
10 Doische Philippeville
11 Éghezée Namur
12 Fernelmont Namur
13 Floreffe Namur
14 Florennes Philippeville
15 Fosses-la-Ville Namur
16 Gedinne Dinant
17 Gembloux Namur
18 Gesves Namur
19 Hamois Dinant
20 Hastière Dinant
21 Havelange Dinant
22 Houyet Dinant
23 Jemeppe-sur-Sambre Namur
24 La Bruyère Namur
25 Mettet Namur
26 Namur Namur
27 Ohey Namur
28 Onhaye Dinant
29 Philippeville Philippeville
30 Profondeville Namur
31 Rochefort Dinant
32 Sambreville Namur
33 Sombreffe Namur
34 Somme-Leuze Dinant
35 Viroinval Philippeville
36 Vresse-sur-Semois Dinant
37 Walcourt Philippeville
38 Yvoir Dinant

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 13.5 billion € in 2018, accounting for 2.9% of Belgiums economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 24,000 € or 80% of the EU27 average in the same year. GDP per person employed was 104% of the EU27 average.[5]

List of Governors

  • 1830–1834: Goswin de Stassart (Liberal)
  • 1834–1840: Joseph Lebeau (Liberal)
  • 1840–1847: Edouard d'Huart (Liberal)
  • 1887–1848: Adolphe de Vrière (Liberal)
  • 1848–1851: François Pirson (Liberal)
  • 1853–1875: Charles de Baillet (Catholic Party)
  • 1876–1877: D. de Mevius
  • 1877–1881: Albert de Beauffort (Catholic Party)
  • 1881–1882: Léon Pety de Thozée (Liberal)
  • 1882–1884: Auguste Vergote
  • 1884–1914: Charles de Montpellier de Vedrin
  • 1919–1937: Pierre de Gaiffier d'Hestroy
  • 1937–1944: François Bovesse (Liberal)
  • 1945–1968: Robert Gruslin
  • 1968–1977: René Close (PS)
  • 1977–1980: Pierre Falize (PS)
  • 1980–1987: Emile Lacroix
  • 1987–1994: Emile Wauthy (PSC)
  • 1994–2007: Amand Dalem (PSC)
  • 2007–present: Denis Mathen (MR)

Twinning

The Province of Namur is twinned with:[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://bestat.statbel.fgov.be/bestat/crosstable.xhtml?view=90c1e218-dc4f-4827-824d-9b25abfefe59
  2. ^ https://statbel.fgov.be/nl/themas/bevolking/structuur-van-de-bevolking
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ https://statbel.fgov.be/nl/themas/bevolking/structuur-van-de-bevolking
  5. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.
  6. ^ "Service des relations extérieures et internationales". province.namur.be (in French). Retrieved 2019-06-22.

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