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  Namur (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Namur, the Meuse, the Walloon parliament and the citadel.
Namur (Namen in Dutch) is the capital of the region of Wallonia in southern Belgium.
Namur came to prominence during the early Middle Ages when the Merovingians built a castle on the rocky spur overlooking the town at the confluence of the two rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Namur_(city)   (806 words)

 Namur - Britannica Concise
Namur is one of the less densely populated provinces of Belgium.
Population centres are Namur and Dinant on the Meuse, Ciney on the Condroz plateau, Philippeville in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse, and Gembloux on the northern plateau.
Namur - city, capital of Namur province, south-central Belgium.
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 Namur, city, Belgium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur was a Merovingian fortress (first mentioned in the 7th cent.) and later (10th cent.) became the seat of a county.
The county fell to the counts of Flanders in 1262 and in 1421 was bought by Philip the Good of Burgundy.
Refortified in 1887, it served as a Belgian defense on the Meuse at the outset of World War I. Noteworthy are the Church of St. Loup (17th cent.) and St. Aubain Cathedral (18th cent.).
www.bartleby.com /65/na/Namur.html   (239 words)

 AllRefer.com - Namur, province, Belgium (Benelux Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The chief cities are Namur (the capital) and Dinant.
The province is generally hilly; it is drained by the Meuse, Sambre, and Lesse rivers and is traversed in the south by the Ardennes.
The province, which is mainly French-speaking (see Walloons), includes the former county of Namur, part of the former prince-bishopric of LiEge, and part of Hainaut.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/Namurprov.html   (228 words)

 Belgium - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Belgium
By the 11th century seven feudal states had emerged: the counties of Flanders, Hainaut, and Namur, the duchies of Brabant, Limburg, and Luxembourg, and the bishopric of Liège, all nominally subject to the French kings or the German emperor, but in practice independent.
Flanders with its cities became one of the most important counties, and had to struggle constantly against France to maintain its independence.
Cities such as Antwerp and Ghent have been developed as industrial and commercial centres, but increasing industrialization in Flanders has led to population movements that have accentuated the latent friction between Flemings and Walloons, and this has flared up from time to time into intercommunal riots.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Belgium   (4427 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Namur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On 14 Sept., 1823, the Diocese of Namur was increased by the territory of Luxemburg, which had formerly belonged to the Diocese of Metz, and which, forming, under the First Empire, part of the Departments of the ForĂȘts and the Ardennes, had been given, in 1815, to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On 7 October, 1842, the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Namur was definitively restricted to the two Belgian Provinces of Namur and Luxemburg.
In 1047, Albert II, Count of Namur, caused the erection, on the site of an ancient chapel, which an unauthenticated legend says was dedicated by Pope Cornlius in the third century, of a collegiate church, served by twelve canons, who had the right of administering justice within their lands.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10679a.htm   (1309 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sambre
Namur (city) (Flemish Namen), city in southern Belgium, located at the junction of the Sambre and Meuse rivers.
The city of Namur is the capital of...
Charleroi, town in southern Belgium, in Hainaut Province, located on the Sambre River, near Brussels (with which it is connected by canal).
ca.encarta.msn.com /Sambre.html   (110 words)

 About the ICCM - English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur, the capital of Wallonia (the French-speaking portion of Belgium), had been a center of choral singing for Belgium's French-speaking people for a long time.
Namur was the birthplace of the A COEUR JOIE choral singing movement.
Namur hosted the Europa Cantat Festival in 1967 and then in 1982, at which event the International Federation for Choral Music was created by seven of the world's choral federations.
ifcm.net /iccm/about.shtml   (317 words)

 Namur - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur (city), a city in Belgium, capital of Wallonia, and a province and a diocese named after it; its Dutch name is Namen.
Namur island, in the Marshall Islands, now Roi-Namur.
NAMUR is a group of German companies which create end-user standards for instrumentation and electrical devices used in industrial plants.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Namur   (138 words)

 Belgium - Regions and Art Cities / Overview
n the Ardennes the three main cities are: Liege, the "Cite ardente", known for its irreverent citizens; Namur, the historic, strategic, fortified city on the Meuse river and Tournai, famous for a fabulous Romanesque/gothic cathedral, 18th century royal porcelain and XV and XVI century tapestry.
The Citadel of Namur served as a strategic bastion, attracting wave upon wave of attacks and experiencing an equally determined series of reconstruction's and reinforcements.
Vauban strengthened Namur so well that it was thought impregnable, but only three years later it was taken in less than a month by the forces of William of Orange.
www.geographia.com /belgium/bxart03.htm   (1087 words)

 Namur (city) - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Image:Namur JPG uk1.jpg Namur (Namen in Dutch) is the capital of the region of Wallonia in southern Belgium.
Namur occupies a total area of 175.69 km²; which gives a population density of 607.69 inhabitants per km²;.
Image:Namur JPG 1.jpg Namur is an important commercial and industrial centre, producing machinery, leather goods, metals and porcelain.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Namur_(city)   (831 words)

 Tourist information about the city of Namur, Namen in Belgium.
Namur is also a rich repository of Mosan artwork, most notably the Treasury of the Priory of Oignies.
Namur is the capital of Namur province as well as the political capital of Wallonia (the French-speaking Southern part of Belgium).
Located on the 'Place des Armes', it watches over the city and was used during its time as a lookout for the city.
www.trabel.com /namur/namen.htm   (384 words)

 Ardennes, Page 2
The citadel forms an imposing background to the city which lies at the confluent of the Meuse and Sambre rivers.
Namur is a charming, peaceful town rich in Mosan architecture.
It is a city of immaculately-curtained 17th century pink brick houses.
home.earthlink.net /~fgilmand/ardennes2.htm   (496 words)

 History of Namur. Tourist information about the city of Namur, Namen in Belgium.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur was founded near the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre.
This is the reason why, although Namur is an old city, not many constructions from the past have survived well, because the city was destroyed time and again.
Namur always had a military function, and therefore the industrial revolution of the 19th century overlooked the city.
www.trabel.com /namur/namen-history.htm   (404 words)

 The City of Belmont, CA - 2003 Press Release Docs
The City Council selected Namur as Belmont’s Sister City in 2001 because it is the location of the motherhouse for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SND), the founders of Notre Dame de Namur University (formerly College of Notre Dame), which has been in Belmont since 1923.
Namur is an ancient city in south central Belgium where the Sambre and Meuse rivers meet.
Today, the City of Namur has just over 100,000 residents and is the heart of the Province of Namur (435,000 population) and the seat of government for the region of Wallonia (3.5 million).
www.belmont.gov /SubContent.asp?CatId=240000790&C_ID=240000415   (637 words)

 Namur (Province, Belgium)
The colours are derived from the arms of the province and the city.
The city has a fl lion, nails and tongue red, a red crown on a golden background, the province has the same with a red bend per sinister.
The flag of the Province of Namur is made of fl and red colours, placed parallel to the hoist, fl at hoist.
www.fotw.net /Flags/be-wna.html   (369 words)

The city is strategically situated at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers.
Namur is a good place to use as a centre to visit the entire area.
For all their attempts to strengthen the Citadel, Namur fell in 1692 to the army of Louis XIV of France, following a month long siege by Vauban the military engineer and mind behind many of France's fortresses.
www.webmatters.net /belgium/ww1_namur.htm   (800 words)

This case study relates the story of a strategic urban plan for the whole City of Namur and on the parallel development of three big urban construction projects which are: (1).
Its operational area rests on the whole City of Namur whose urban environment's initial state was characterized by the severe consequences of the cut made through the town by the railway.
The impact area targeted by the global strategy is the whole City of Namur and surroundings since its aims were to change the morphology of the station's surroundings and to better integrate the railway into the town.
www.lema.ulg.ac.be /research/suit/namur.htm   (2298 words)

 Ciney (Municipality, Province of Namur, Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The municipality of Ciney (14,065 inhabitants, Cinaciens; 14,757 ha), located 25 km south-east of Namur and 15 km north-east of Dinant, is the capital city of Condroz, the plateau located between the valleys of the rivers Meuse and Ourthe.
Crafts usual at that time in the small cities were found in Ciney: two weavers, a roofer, a haberdasher, two brewers, a cobbler, a cartwright and a baker; there were also a lawyer and a sergent from the High Court.
Ciney had 242 houses and 1,426 inhabitants in 1830; in 1840, the area of the city was increased and its demographic boom started, along with an increase in the number of fairs.
flagspot.net /flags/be-wnaci.html   (1543 words)

 Namur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Namur (city), a city in Belgium, capital of Wallonia, and a province and a diocese named after it
Marquis of Namur, where Namur refers to the province.
Roi-Namur, in the Marshall Islands, historically known as Namur island
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Namur   (129 words)

 SESAME - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The principles governing the co-operation between the member cities of the SESAME Network were expressed in the minutes of the preliminary meeting held in Paris on 26 February 1992 by the Cities of Lafayette, Namur et Poitiers.
On 9 June 1993 the City of Moncton officially joined this network on the occasion of the 6th IBE in Namur and the name "SESAME Network" was then officially adopted.
City with a mid-sized population relative to the size of the country.
www.reseausesamenetwork.org /en/conv98en.html   (1659 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Siege of Namur, 1914
As at Liege, the city of Namur had been fortified between 1888 and 1892 under the direction of military engineer Brialmont with the construction of a ring of forts around the city.
In theory the capture of Namur ought to have been easier than at Liege: the garrison was low on morale, ammunition and, most critically, manpower.
Nevertheless, the garrison at Namur, held by the right wing of the Belgian army under 4th Division's Michel, intended to hold out until the arrival of French Fifth Army forces stationed across the River Sambre to the south-west.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/namur.htm   (411 words)

 Namur - Simple English Wikipedia
Namur (city), a city in Belgium, capital of Wallonia; its Dutch name is Namen
Namur, Wisconsin, USA, city founded by Walloon immigrants
Namur (Montreal Metro) Montreal Metro metro station Montreal, Canada
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Namur   (127 words)

 Namur.be, Beautiful and so much alive!
Around the city, a whole region of great charm is opening up to the world.
Nonetheless, whoever has stopped in the province of Namur at one time in his life, firstly keeps a pleasant recollection of its beauty, like a mark on his skin.
The languor of the Meuse, the round bulges of the Condroz, the peals of laughter ringing through the valleys, the rustle of the wheat rocked by the Hesbaye, the force of the Famenne and the Ardennes...
www.namur.be /servlet/Visualisation_Projet?LANG=EN&ID_SERIE=24&ID_ARTICLE=35&ID_CATEGORIE=1&FORM=FICHE   (415 words)

 Pied Piper HeroQuest Scenario   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, it might be possible to reset it in a city of one of the feudal regions of Glorantha, such as Seshnela, Ralios, Fronela, or the Malki Coast.
Namur is a city at the confluence of the Sambre and Meuse rivers in southern Belgium.
Her role in governing the city is limited, but she is concerned for its welfare.
www.glorantha.com /support/fan/PiedPiper.html   (3954 words)

 Battle of Namur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The city presented all the grim circumstances of a siege except the actual falling of shells.
Those I had seen in Brussels had flown so high above the city that it was impossible to form any idea of their exact appearance, but here, one passed overhead not more than two thousand feet up.
Why Namur should have fallen as quickly as it did is to me one of the mysteries of this war.
www.greatwardifferent.com /Great_War/Liege/Namur_00.htm   (1991 words)

 Access to the FUNDP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur is served by quite a lot of train lines.
Taxis are also available in front of the station, in case you have to reach an hotel or a place outside the city center.
For those interested, the city of Namur has opened a park and ride area along the river Meuse.
www.fundp.ac.be /institution/acces/index_eng.html   (659 words)

 HeraldNet: The wrong get-away car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namur, 52, was the unsuspecting driver in a bank robbery that went south Thursday afternoon thanks to bad directions and a quick-thinking Wienerschnitzel employee.
Namur, a seasoned cabdriver, had just dropped off a passenger in downtown Everett when he saw a man wave from Everett and Oakes avenues.
Namur was just finishing a smoke when the man jumped in the taxi and asked to go to Lake City.
heraldnet.com /stories/05/04/22/100loc_taxi001.cfm   (601 words)

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