Houffalize

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Houffalize
Municipality of Belgium
Houffalize
Houffalize
Coat of arms of Houffalize
Coat of arms
Houffalize is located in Belgium
Houffalize
Houffalize
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°08′N 05°47′E / 50.133°N 5.783°E / 50.133; 5.783Coordinates: 50°08′N 05°47′E / 50.133°N 5.783°E / 50.133; 5.783
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Luxembourg
Arrondissement Bastogne
Government
 • Mayor Gérard Otto
 • Governing party/ies GS
Area
 • Total 166.58 km2 (64.32 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,044
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Postal codes 6660, 6661, 6662, 6663, 6666
Area codes 061
Website houffalize.be

Houffalize (German: Hohenfels)[2] is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg.

History[edit]

On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 166.58 square kilometres (64.32 sq mi), had 4,802 inhabitants, giving a population density of 28.8 inhabitants per km².

Houffalize was a strategic location during the Battle of the Bulge of World War II. Specifically, Generals Montgomery and Patton met up here, Montgomery coming from the north and Patton from the south, in their counter-attack against the German forces remaining in the area.

The village of Achouffe, known for the Brasserie d'Achouffe brewery, is located in the municipality.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Houffalize is a founding member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.[3][4] Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).

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References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Sven Vrielinck: De territoriale indeling van België 1795-1963 Volume 1. Universitaire Pers Leuven 2000. page 48.
  3. ^ "Douzelage.org: Home". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Douzelage.org: Member Towns". www.douzelage.org. Retrieved 2009-10-21.