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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
Skyline of Dour
Flag of Dour
Flag
Coat of arms of Dour
Coat of arms
Dour is located in Belgium
Dour
Dour
Location in Belgium
Location of Dour in Hainaut
Dour Hainaut Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E / 50.400°N 3.783°E / 50.400; 3.783Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E / 50.400°N 3.783°E / 50.400; 3.783
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 alsoEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of dour at Wiktionary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Dour at Wikimedia Commons