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Duffel
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
 o MayorSofie Joosen (NVA)
 o Governing party/iesNVA
Area
 o Total22.71 km2 (8.77 sq mi)
Population
(2018-01-01)[1]
 o Total17,385
 o Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2570
Area codes015, 03
Websitewww.duffel.be

Duffel (Dutch pronunciation: ['d?f?l]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

The municipality comprises only the town of Duffel proper. On 1 January 2020, Duffel had a total population of 17,664. The total area is 22.71 km² which gives a population density of 778 inhabitants per km².

The town is the home of "duffel fabric", a coarse woollen cloth used to make heavy outerwear and tote bags.

The etymology of Duffel is from "dubro" and "locus", from the Gaulish dubrum, dubron - "water".

Duffel cloth

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.

Notable natives

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Duffel". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2011.

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