Dour

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Not to be confused with dower.
For the Admirable-class minesweeper, see USS Dour (AM-223).
Dour
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Dour
Flag
Coat of arms of Dour
Coat of arms
Dour is located in Belgium
Dour
Dour
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E / 50.400°N 3.783°E / 50.400; 3.783Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E / 50.400°N 3.783°E / 50.400; 3.783
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Di Antonio
 • Governing party/ies cdH, MR
Area
 • Total 33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 16,921
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 7370
Area codes 065
Website www.communedour.be

Dour is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 16,810 inhabitants. The total area is 33.32 km², giving a population density of 505 inhabitants per km².

Since 1989 Dour has hosted the annual Dour Festival, an alternative music festival.

Dour is often considered the western end of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia.

See also[edit]

The dictionary definition of dour at Wiktionary

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