Dour

Dour is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 16,810 inhabitants. The total area is 33.32 km², giving a population density of 505 inhabitants per km².

Dour

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Dour
Location in Belgium
Location of Dour in Hainaut
Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceHainaut
ArrondissementMons
Government
  MayorCarlo Di Antonio
  Governing party/iescdH, MR
Area
  Total33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total16,716
  Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes
7370
Area codes065
Websitewww.communedour.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Dour proper, Blaugies, Élouges, and Wihéries.

Dour is often considered the western end of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia.

Since 1989 Dour has hosted the annual Dour Festival, an alternative music festival.

See also

  • The dictionary definition of dour at Wiktionary

References

  • Media related to Dour at Wikimedia Commons
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