Duffel

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Duffel
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Duffel
Flag
Coat of arms of Duffel
Coat of arms
Duffel is located in Belgium
Duffel
Duffel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°06′N 04°31′E / 51.100°N 4.517°E / 51.100; 4.517Coordinates: 51°06′N 04°31′E / 51.100°N 4.517°E / 51.100; 4.517
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Government
 • Mayor Marc Van der Linden (NVA)
 • Governing party/ies NVA
Area
 • Total 22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 16,941
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes 2570
Area codes 015, 03
Website www.duffel.be

Duffel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʏfəl̪]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

The municipality comprises only the town of Duffel proper. On January 1, 2006 Duffel had a total population of 16,019. The total area is 22.71 km² which gives a population density of 705 inhabitants per km².

The town gives its name to a heavy woollen cloth used to make overcoats, especially for the military, and various kinds of luggage.[2] Items made from this material are sometimes spelled duffle as in duffle coat and duffle bag.

The etymology of Duffel is from "dubro" and "locus", from the Gaulish dubrum, dubron – “water”.

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Town hall