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Dour is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°24′N 03°47′E / 50.4°N 3.783°E / 50.4; 3.783
Country Belgium
Region Walloon Region
Community French Community
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
 - Mayor Carlo Di Antonio
 - Governing party/ies cdH, MR
 - Total 33.32 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)[1]
 - Total 16,900
 - Density 507.2/km2 (1,313.6/sq mi)
Postal codes 7370
Area codes 065

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.

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

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

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  • Dour — Dour …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dour — dour; dour·lach; dour·ly; dour·ness; dred·dour; pan·dour; pom·pa·dour; ten·dour; trou·ba·dour·ish; war·dour; trou·ba·dour; ar·dour; …   English syllables

  • dour´ly — dour «dur, dowr», adjective. 1. gloomy or sullen: »The boy was sulking in dour silence. 2. stern; severe: »a dour look. His dour remarks frightened the child. The Prime Minister is immensely popular among the stolid and dour northerners (New York …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dour — Dour, a. [Cf. F. dur, L. durus.] Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] A dour wife, a sour old carlin. C. Reade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dour — [duə, ˈdauə US daur, dur] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Gaelic; Origin: dur, perhaps from Latin durus hard ] 1.) serious, never smiling, and unfriendly 2.) a dour place is one that is plain and dull, and where people do not have any fun >dourly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dour — [ daur, dur ] adjective 1. ) very serious, and not smiling or friendly 2. ) BRITISH not pleasant, interesting, or exciting: GLOOMY: a dour industrial city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dour — [door, dour] adj. [ME < L durus: see DURABLE] 1. Scot. hard; stern; severe 2. Scot. obstinate 3. sullen; gloomy; forbidding dourly adv. dourness n …   English World dictionary

  • Dour — Dour, Dorf im Bezirk Mons, der belgischen Provinz Hennegau, Eisen u. Steinkohlengruben, 600 Ew. D. enthält eine der wenigen noch aus dem 16. Jahrh. herrührenden belgischen Protestantischen Gemeinden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dour — (spr. dūr), Gemeinde in der belg. Provinz Hennegau, Arrond. Mons (Borinage), Knotenpunkt an der Staatsbahnlinie Mons Quiévrain, mit Kohlengruben, Steinbrüchen, Fabrikation von Zwirn und Tauwerk und (1900) 11,425 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dour — (spr. duhr), Flecken in der belg. Prov. Hennegau, im Borinage, (1904) 11.979 E.; Kohlengruben …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • dour — index astringent, bleak (severely simple), rigid, severe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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