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| 6°C, Wind SW at 35 km/h, 71% Humidity|Saint Begga, daughter of Pepin of Landen and mother of Pepin of Heristal, founded a convent in Andenne of which she was the first abbess. She is buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.
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Andenne ([ɑ̃.dɛn]) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Namur. 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.
Besides Andenne itself, the municipality includes the following villages: Bonneville, Coutisse, Landenne, Maizeret, Namêche, Sclayn, Seilles, Thon-Samson, and Vezin. The city is symbolized by a bear, originating from the legend that saw Charles Martel, while still a child, kill a bear with a hammer that terrorized the inhabitants.
Andenne is associated with the Rape of Belgium in 1914, during which reportedly 211 townspeople were massacred.