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Beauraing centre
Beauraing centre
Flag of Beauraing
Coat of arms of Beauraing
Coat of arms
Beauraing is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Beauraing in Namur province
Beauraing Namur Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°6.55′N 04°57.4′E / 50.10917°N 4.9567°E / 50.10917; 4.9567Coordinates: 50°6.55′N 04°57.4′E / 50.10917°N 4.9567°E / 50.10917; 4.9567
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Namur
Arrondissement Dinant
 • Mayor Jean-Claude Maene (LDM)
 • Governing party/ies LDM - MRB
 • Total 174.55 km2 (67.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 9,161
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Postal codes 5570-5574, 5576
Area codes 082

Beauraing (French pronunciation: ​[bo.ʁɛ̃]) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur. On January 1, 2006, Beauraing had a total population of 8,344. The total area is 174.55 km², giving a population density of 48 inhabitants per km².

The municipality of Beauraing was created in 1977 from the fusion of Beauraing, Baronville, Dion, Felenne, Feschaux, Focant, Froidfontaine, Honnay, Javingue, Martouzin-Neuville, Pondrôme, Vonêche, Wancennes, Wiesme and Winenne.

Beauraing is a place of pilgrimage for Catholics ever since five children and young adults reported 33 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary between November 29, 1932, and January 3, 1933. The sobriquet applied to these apparitions is Our Lady of Beauraing, the Virgin of the Golden Heart. The apparitions are among those which are officially sanctioned by the Church.

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