This article is about the Belgian municipality. For the French composer, see Louis Théodore Gouvy.

Gouvy church

Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

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
  Mayor André Hubert (GOUVÎT)
  Governing party/ies IC, GOUVÎT
  Total 165.11 km2 (63.75 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 5,156
  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.


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.

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