10 Interesting Dinant Facts

Facts About Dinant:

  1. The name Dinant comes from the Celtic Divo-Nanto, meaning “Sacred Valley” or “Divine Valley”.

  2. Adolphe Saxe, born in Dinant, the invented the saxophone.

  3. The first mention of Dinant as a settlement dates from the 7th century.

  4. The Population of Dinant is 111,566, as of 2018.

  5. Dinant is a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse, in the Belgian province of Namur.

  6. Dinant is Twinned with: Chios, Greece; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Hoddesdon, England; Caldas da Rainha, Portugal & Dinan, France.

  7. Dinant is a municipality in the Belgian province of Namur.

  8. a bathtub regatta is an annual event in Dinant.

  9. The couque de Dinant is Europe’s hardest biscuit.

  10. Dinant hosts the Saint-Vincent and Saint-Anne sites of the CHU UCLouvain Namur university hospital.

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