Namur (province)
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Namur Province


Namen  (Dutch)
Flag of Namur
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
 o GovernorDenis Mathen
 o Total3,675 km2 (1,419 sq mi)
(1 January 2019)[2]
 o Total494,325
 o Density135/km2 (350/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.891[3]
very high · 8th
WebsiteOfficial site

Namur (French: [namy?]; Dutch: Namen ['na:m?(n)] ; Walloon: ) 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]


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).


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 13.5 billion EUR in 2018, accounting for 2.9% of Belgiums economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 24,000 EUR 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)


The Province of Namur is twinned with:[6]

See also


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  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved .
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  5. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.
  6. ^ "Service des relations extérieures et internationales". (in French). Retrieved .

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