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Namur

meuse

50°28N 4°52E, pop (2000e) 105 500. Capital city of Namur province, SC Belgium, at confluence of Sambre and Meuse Rivers; key strategic point of the Belgian defence line on the R Meuse; conquered by the Germans in 1914 and 1940; railway; private university (1831); glass, porcelain, enamel, paper, steel; cathedral (1751–67), citadel (17th-c).

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