Duffel

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Duffel
Duffel Town Hall
Duffel Town Hall
Flag of Duffel
Flag
Coat of arms of Duffel
Coat of arms
Duffel is located in Belgium
Duffel
Duffel
Location in Belgium
Location of Duffel in the province of Antwerp
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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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementMechelen
Government
 • MayorMarc Van der Linden (NVA)
 • Governing party/iesNVA
Area
 • Total22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total17,302
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2570
Area codes015, 03
Websitewww.duffel.be

Duffel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɵfəl]) 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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  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Duffel". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved April 27, 2011.

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