Location in North Brabant
|Established||1 January 1994|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Marieke Moorman (PvdA)|
|• Total||90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)|
|• Land||89.75 km2 (34.65 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||331/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postcode||5384, 5388, 5471–5476|
|Area code||0412, 0413|
The municipality was named after an old farm "Bernhese", which came into the possession of the Berne Abbey. This abbey was situated in the village of Bern. The meaning of 'Bernhese' is twofold: 'Bern' is the same as the old-Dutch word 'born', that means 'water' or 'well'. 'Hese' means bush or forest. In 1857 the Berne Abbey was founded in Heeswijk.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bernheze, 2013.
- "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 5384BZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Gemeente Bernheze" (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
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