Amay


Amay

Infobox Belgium Municipality
name=Amay
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region=BE-REG-WAL
community=BE-FR
province=BE-PROV-LG
arrondissement=Huy
nis=61003
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0-19=
20-64
65
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mayor=Jean-Michel Javaux (Ecolo)
majority=Ecolo, MR
postal-codes=4540
telephone-area=085
web= [http://www.amay.be/ www.amay.be]
lat_deg=50
lat_min=33
lon_deg=05
lon_min=19

Amay is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Liège. On January 1, 2006, Amay had a total population of 13,144. The total area is 27.61 km² which gives a population density of approximately 476 inhabitants per km². It owes its site to a ford of the Meuse that was still in use in the Middle Ages but had begun as a Gallo-Roman "vicus" of the "civitas Tungrorum" (Tongeren).

Famous inhabitants

* François Walther de Sluze (1622-1685), mathematician and abbot of Amay

Places of interest

* Castle of Jehay-Bodegnée, a 16th century castle

Other meanings

Amay is a word from Sanskrit. "may" comes from maya or illusion. "A" is a prefix of negation. A famous Indian cricketer given this name is Amay Khurasiya.

References

* [http://icarus.umkc.edu/sandbox/perseus/pecs/page.233.a.php Richard Stillwell, ed. "Princeton Encyclopaedia of Classical Sites", 1976:] "Amay, Belgium"


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