Huy is located where the Hoyoux river flows into the Meuse, halfway between Liege
. Like many strategically located towns in Belgium, Huy has been continually besieged throughout its history; it suffered great damage in the 17th century from the French under Louis XIV. The Citadel (built by the Dutch and used by the Nazis as a detention center) and the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, next-door-neighbors to each other at the edge of the Meuse, are the town's two main sights.
Huy has a population of 19,000.
Ben-Ahin and Tihange are boroughs within the municipal district of Huy.