Durbuy

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Durbuy
Municipality of Belgium
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Coat of arms of Durbuy
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Durbuy is located in Belgium
Durbuy
Durbuy
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°21.13′N 05°27.38′E / 50.35217°N 5.45633°E / 50.35217; 5.45633Coordinates: 50°21.13′N 05°27.38′E / 50.35217°N 5.45633°E / 50.35217; 5.45633
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 2012)[1]
 • Total 11,207
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal codes 6940, 6941
Area codes 086
Website www.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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