Namur (province) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNamur
|Province of Belgium|
|- location||Gedinne, Dinant, Namur|
|- elevation||504 m (1,654 ft)|
|Area||3,666 km² (1,415 sq mi)|
|Population||480,105 (1 January 2012)|
|Density||131 /km² (339 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The origin of the province of Namur goes back to 1795, when the Austrian Netherlands and the Principality of Liège joint the French Republic; they were made part of the old department of Sambre-et-Meuse.
At the fall of the First French Empire, the department is dissolved and replaced by the Province of Namur, at the time of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The province of Namur was one of the province created by the Constitution of 24 August 1815 of the Kingdom.
The total area of the province is 3,666 km2 (1,415 sq mi) with 480,105 inhabitants, and a population density of 131 inhabitants per km². The highest point of the province is Croix-Scaille, with an altitude of 504 m (1,654 ft) ( ) above sea level.
The province of Namur is divided into 3 arrondissements and a total of 38 municipalities.
Population by arrondissement
Population on 1 January of each year.
|Province of Namur||461,983||465,380||468,605||472,281||476,835||480,105|
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