Houffalize ( German: Hohenfels) is a [2 ] 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 ] Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns ( [4 ] Agros in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria).
Altea, Spain - 1991
Bad Kötzting, Germany - 1991
Bellagio, Italy - 1991
Bundoran, Ireland - 1991
Granville, France - 1991
Holstebro, Denmark - 1991
Schaerbeek, Belgium - 1991
Meerssen, the Netherlands - 1991
Niederanven, Luxembourg - 1991
Preveza, Greece - 1991
Sesimbra, Portugal - 1991
Sherborne, United Kingdom - 1991
Karkkila, Finland - 1997
Oxelösund, Sweden - 1998
Judenburg, Austria - 1999
Chojna, Poland - 2004
Kőszeg, Hungary - 2004
Sigulda, Latvia - 2004
Sušice, Czech Republic - 2004
Türi, Estonia - 2004
Zvolen, Slovakia - 2007
Prienai, Lithuania - 2008
Marsaskala, Malta - 2009
Siret, Romania - 2010
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