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Namur

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogeneberg II-20 map
Part of Braun and Hogeneberg II-20 map







Facts in brief:

Located at confluence of Sambre & Meuse rivers; was pre-Roman settlement; seat of counts of Namur from 908; passed to Burgundy in 1421; its strategic location at routes into France has meant that city was often the scene of conflict in 17th & 19-20th cen.

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