Bunnik

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Bunnik
Municipality
Church in Bunnik
Church in Bunnik
Flag of Bunnik
Flag
Coat of arms of Bunnik
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bunnik in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°3′N 5°14′E / 52.050°N 5.233°E / 52.050; 5.233Coordinates: 52°3′N 5°14′E / 52.050°N 5.233°E / 52.050; 5.233
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Hans Ostendorp (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 37.57 km2 (14.51 sq mi)
 • Land 36.95 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
 • Water 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 14,619
 • Density 396/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Demonym Bunniker
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3980–3985
Area code 030
Website www.bunnik.nl

Bunnik (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a village in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. The recorded history of the village dates back nearly 2000 years, when the Romans constructed a fort at Fectio (now Vechten) with a harbour facing the river Rhine, which marked the border of the Roman Empire. The fort developed into a thriving trading centre, which continued to exist after the Romans abandoned the fort in the fourth century. Subsequently, the area was occupied by the Frisians and the Franks. In the 8th and 9th century the villages of Bunninchem (Bunnik), Lodichem (Odijk) en Wercundia (Werkhoven) developed.

Chief interests of Bunnik are its surrounding nature, consisting mainly of forests and farmlands. Additionally, Bunnik, hosts the oldest Youth Hostel in the Netherlands. The major European construction and services company Royal BAM Group has its headquarters in Bunnik.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Bunnik consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bunnik, Odijk, Werkhoven.

Topography[edit]

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bunnik, 2013.

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgermeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bunnik. Retrieved 4 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 3984NC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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