Place Monseu


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100Coordinates: 50°18′N 05°06′E / 50.300°N 5.100°E / 50.300; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
  Mayor Jean-Marie Cheffert (Union)
  Governing party/ies Union
  Total 147.56 km2 (56.97 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 16,323
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Postal codes 5590
Area codes 083

Ciney (French pronunciation: [si.nɛ]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Ciney had a total population of 14,958. The total area is 147.56 km² which gives a population density of 101 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Achêne, Braibant, Chevetogne, Ciney, Conneux, Leignon, Pessoux, Serinchamps, and Sovet, along with a number of villages, including Chapois.

Several beers from the city are now brewed by Alken-Maes and still bear the name: Ciney Blonde, Ciney Brown, and Ciney Special. Those beers were first brewed in 1978.

The city was damaged by a heavy storm on 14 July 2010. The bell tower, the city's symbol and also Ciney's beer symbol, collapsed on its nave. No injuries were reported. Reconstruction took more than a year and cost some million euros.


Ciney's population (1990-2011).


Ciney has 2 catholic secondary schools and 2 secondary state schools. Technobel Competence center

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