De Bilt

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De Bilt
Municipality
Church in De Bilt
Church in De Bilt
Flag of De Bilt
Flag
Coat of arms of De Bilt
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of De Bilt in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°7′N 5°12′E / 52.117°N 5.200°E / 52.117; 5.200Coordinates: 52°7′N 5°12′E / 52.117°N 5.200°E / 52.117; 5.200
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arjen Gerritsen (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 67.13 km2 (25.92 sq mi)
 • Land 66.30 km2 (25.60 sq mi)
 • Water 0.83 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 42,013
 • Density 634/km2 (1,640/sq mi)
Demonym Biltenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 3615, 3720–3732, 3737–3739
Area code 030, 0346
Website www.debilt.nl

De Bilt (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. De Bilt had a population of 42,013 in 2014 and is the seat of the headquarters of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, KNMI.

It is the ancestral home and namesake for the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of De Bilt consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bilthoven, De Bilt, Groenekan, Hollandsche Rading, Maartensdijk, Westbroek. The communities of Maartensdijk and Westbroek are orthodox Christian communities in which the SGP gathers many votes.

Topography[edit]

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of De Bilt, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A.J. Gerritsen" (in Dutch). Gemeente De Bilt. Retrieved 5 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 3721AB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 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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