zaterdag 18 december 2010

Durbuy, in the Belgian province of Luxembourg!

The smallest town in the world!
Durbuy is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. On 1 January 2007 the municipality had 10,633 inhabitants. The total area is 156.61 km², giving a population density of 67.9 inhabitants per km².
In medieval times Durbuy was an important centre of commerce and industry. In 1331 the town was elevated to the rank of city by John I, Count of Luxemburg, and King of Bohemia.
Tourism and recreation are its main activities nowadays.
The villages of Wéris, well known for its megaliths, Barvaux-sur-Ourthe and Bomal are located in the municipality of Durbuy.
Durbuy is often described, albeit without much justification, as the smallest city (sometimes town) in the world.

Castle of Durbuy!
Last June we have stayed some days near Durbuy, the Ardennes. We had a magnificent view on the surrounding area.