Namur

Namur (/nəˈmʊər, næˈmʊər/ nə-MOOR, nam-OOR, French: [namyʁ]; Dutch: Namen [ˈnaːmə(n)] (listen); Walloon: Nameur) is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur and of Wallonia, hosting the Parliament of Wallonia, the Government of Wallonia and its administration.

Namur
Nameur  (Walloon)
Namen  (Dutch)
Namur
Location in Belgium
Location within Arrondissement of Namur (dark grey) and Namur Province
Coordinates: 50°28′N 04°52′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceNamur
ArrondissementNamur
Government
  MayorMaxime Prévot (CDH)
  Governing party/iesCDH-Ecolo-MR
Area
  Total175.69 km2 (67.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total110,939
  Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal codes
5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5020, 5021, 5022, 5024, 5100, 5101
Area codes081
Websitewww.namur.be

Namur stands at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers and straddles three different regions Hesbaye to the north, Condroz to the south-east, and Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse to the south-west. The city of Charleroi is located to the west. The language spoken is French.

The area of the city proper, and of the overall municipality, have both expanded with time, particularly since the post-1974 fusion of the Belgian municipalities, adding the ancienne communes (now city neighborhoods, nearby suburbs, or more far flung villages) of Beez, Belgrade, Saint-Servais, Saint-Marc, Bouge, Champion, Daussoulx, Flawinne, Malonne, Suarlée, Temploux, Vedrin, Boninne, Cognelée, Gelbressée, Marche-les-Dames, Dave, Jambes, Naninne, Wépion, Wierde, Erpent, Lives-sur-Meuse, and Loyers.