Durbuy

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Durbuy
—  Municipality of Belgium  —

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Durbuy is located in Belgium
Durbuy
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°21.13′N 05°27.38′E / 50.35217°N 5.45633°E / 50.35217; 5.45633
CountryBelgium
RegionWallonia
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceLuxembourg
ArrondissementMarche-en-Famenne
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Bontemps (CDH)
 • Governing party/iesCDH, PS
Area
 • Total156.61 km2 (60.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total11,072
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal codes6940, 6941
Area codes086
Websitewww.durbuy.be
 
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Durbuy
—  Municipality of Belgium  —

Coat of arms
Durbuy is located in Belgium
Durbuy
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°21.13′N 05°27.38′E / 50.35217°N 5.45633°E / 50.35217; 5.45633
CountryBelgium
RegionWallonia
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceLuxembourg
ArrondissementMarche-en-Famenne
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Bontemps (CDH)
 • Governing party/iesCDH, PS
Area
 • Total156.61 km2 (60.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total11,072
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal codes6940, 6941
Area codes086
Websitewww.durbuy.be

Durbuy (French pronunciation: [dyʁ.bɥi]) 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.

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.

The villages of Wéris, well known for its megaliths, Barvaux-sur-Ourthe and Bomal are located in the municipality of Durbuy.

Durbuy is often described, albeit without much justification, as the smallest city (sometimes town) in the world.

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