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Duffel Town Hall
Duffel Town Hall
Flag of Duffel
Coat of arms of Duffel
Coat of arms
Duffel is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Duffel in the province of Antwerp
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
 • Mayor Marc Van der Linden (NVA)
 • Governing party/ies NVA
 • Total 22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 17,302
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2570
Area codes 015, 03
Website www.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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