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Andenne is a Belgianmarker municipality located in the Walloonmarker province of Namurmarker. 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. The villages around Andenne are : Bonneville - Coutisse - Landenne - Maizeret - Namêche -Sclayn - Seilles - Thon-Samson - Vezin.The Bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, still a child, kill a bear that terrorized the inhabitants, with a hammer, symbolizes the city.

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

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Image:Andenne JPG10.jpg|The Meuse river.Image:Andenne JPG01.jpg|The city Hall.Image:Andenne JPG03.jpg|Place des Tilleuls - The kiosk (1879).Image:Andenne JPG00a.jpg|Inside of the St. Begge CollegiateImage:Andenne JPG0H1.jpg|The St. Begge fountain.Image:Andenne JPG07.jpg|Office du Tourisme - "Art Nouveau" house (1907).Image:Andenne JPG04.jpg|St. Begge house (1623).Image:Andenne JPG06.jpg|Classical house called "Maison de Chanoinesses".

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