Duffel

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Not to be confused with Duffel bag.
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 2013)[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: [ˈdʏfəl]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

The municipality comprises only the town of Duffel proper. On 1 January 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 armed forces, 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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Duffel Town Hall