Bergeijk

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Bergeijk
Municipality
Church in Bergeijk
Church in Bergeijk
Flag of Bergeijk
Flag
Coat of arms of Bergeijk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bergeijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°19′N 5°21′E / 51.317°N 5.350°E / 51.317; 5.350Coordinates: 51°19′N 5°21′E / 51.317°N 5.350°E / 51.317; 5.350
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Driek van de Vondervoort (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 101.73 km2 (39.28 sq mi)
 • Land 101.18 km2 (39.07 sq mi)
 • Water 0.55 km2 (0.21 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 32 m (105 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 18,250
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5560–5575
Area code 040, 0497
Website www.bergeijk.nl

Bergeijk (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. It consists of an area of 101.73 km2 (39.28 sq mi) and had a population of 18,250 in 2014. It is one of 21 municipalities, including Eindhoven, that make up the Eindhoven Region Cooperative (Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven).

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[5]

Until 1998 it had the old-fashioned spelling of "Bergeyk". Bergeijk is traditionally an agricultural area, but tourism and recreation are steadily gaining importance. Among the facilities in the municipality of Bergeijk is a bungalow park in the village Westerhoven.

Bergeijk is known in the Netherlands for a program on national radio: Radio Bergeijk, a parody on local radio.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-Bergeijk.jpg

Topographic map of the municipality of Bergeijk, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bergeijk. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 5571HB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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