For the asteroid, see 2788 Andenne.


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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100Coordinates: 50°29′N 05°06′E / 50.483°N 5.100°E / 50.483; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Namur
  Mayor Claude Eerdekens
  Governing party/ies PS
  Total 86.17 km2 (33.27 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 26,281
  Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Postal codes 5300
Area codes 085 and 081

Andenne (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃.dɛn]) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Andenne had a total population of 25,240. The total area is 86.17 km² which gives a population density of 292 inhabitants per km². The city extends on both sides of the river Meuse.

Besides Andenne itself, the municipality includes the following villages: Bonneville, Coutisse, Landenne, Maizeret, Namêche, Sclayn, Seilles, Thon-Samson, and Vezin. The city is symbolized by a bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, while still a child, kill a bear with a hammer that terrorized the inhabitants.

Andenne is associated with the Rape of Belgium in 1914, during which reportedly 211 townspeople were massacred.

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