Gouvy

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Gouvy
Municipality
Gouvy church
Gouvy church
Coat of arms of Gouvy
Coat of arms
Gouvy is located in Belgium
Gouvy
Gouvy
Location in Belgium
Location of Gouvy in Luxembourg province
Gouvy Luxembourg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°11′N 05°56′E / 50.183°N 5.933°E / 50.183; 5.933Coordinates: 50°11′N 05°56′E / 50.183°N 5.933°E / 50.183; 5.933
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Luxembourg
Arrondissement Bastogne
Government
 • Mayor André Hubert (GOUVÎT)
 • Governing party/ies IC, GOUVÎT
Area
 • Total 165.11 km2 (63.75 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 5,158
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Postal codes 6670-6674
Area codes 080
Website www.gouvy.be

Gouvy is a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg.

On 1 January 2007 the municipality, which covers 165.11 km², had 4,780 inhabitants, giving a population density of 29 inhabitants per km².

The municipality was created in 1977 from the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Beho, Bovigny, Cherain, Limerlé, and Montleban. Villages in the municipality include Baclain, Bistain, Brisy, Cherapont, Cierreux, Courtil, Deiffelt, Halconreux, Halonru, Honvelez, Langlire, Lomré, Ourthe, Rettigny, Rogery, Steinbach, Sterpigny, Vaux and Wathermal. The administrative headquarters are situated in Bovigny.

The Ourthe Orientale river originates in the municipality of Gouvy, near the hamlet of Ourthe.

Transportation

It used to have a SNCB station linking it with Bastogne, but passenger train service stopped in 1984. Train traffic is still active on the line between Liège and Luxembourg.

See also

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)

External links

  • Media related to Gouvy at Wikimedia Commons
  • Website of the municipality of Gouvy
  • Gouvy: 23 villages (in French)


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