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Durbuy

Durbuy
Municipality
Coat of arms of Durbuy
Coat of arms
Durbuy is located in Belgium
Durbuy
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Luxembourg
Arrondissement Marche-en-Famenne
Government
 • Mayor Philippe Bontemps (CDH)
 • Governing party/ies CDH, PS
Area
 • Total 156.61 km2 (60.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 11,207
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal codes 6940, 6941
Area codes 086
Website www.durbuy.be

Durbuy (French pronunciation: ​) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. On 1 January 2007 the municipality had 10,633 inhabitants. The total area is 156.61 km², giving a population density of 67.9 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Durbuy proper, Barvaux, Bende, Bomal, Borlon, Grandhan, Heyd, Izier, Septon, Tohogne, Villers-Sainte-Gertrude, and Wéris.

In medieval times Durbuy was an important centre of commerce and industry. In 1331, the town was elevated to the rank of city by John I, Count of Luxemburg, and King of Bohemia.

Tourism and recreation are its main activities nowadays.

Contents

  • Sister cities 1
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Sister cities

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "International cooperation". Valka. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Durbuy municipality, official site: tourism section available in English
  • (French) (Dutch) Town of Durbuy, official site
  • Awarded "EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence" non traditional tourist destination 2007
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