Dongen

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For the Dutch painter, see Kees van Dongen.
Dongen
Municipality
Street through Dongen
Street through Dongen
Flag of Dongen
Flag
Coat of arms of Dongen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Dongen in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°38′N 4°56′E / 51.633°N 4.933°E / 51.633; 4.933Coordinates: 51°38′N 4°56′E / 51.633°N 4.933°E / 51.633; 4.933
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor René van Diessen (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 29.72 km2 (11.47 sq mi)
 • Land 29.29 km2 (11.31 sq mi)
 • Water 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 25,392
 • Density 867/km2 (2,250/sq mi)
Demonym Dongenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5100–5109
Area code 0162
Website www.dongen.nl

Dongen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a village in the southern Netherlands. In the past it was home to a profitable Leather industry, to which a few old shoe factories in the town's older sections still testify. The town is formed near a small river called "Donge" (about ten feet across), the water of which was used extensively for the leather industry. The Aerts Automobile was built here in 1899.

Population centres[edit]

Government[edit]

The government of Dongen exists of 21 chairs. You can find the composition of the government since 1998 below:

Government chairs
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
Volkspartij Dongen 7 7 5 4 9
CDA 4 5 4 4 5
SP 3 4 4 4 -
PvdA 2 3 4 2 3
VVD 2 2 2 4 3
DP - - 2 3 1
Others 1 - - - -
Total 19 21 21 21 21


Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester René (M.F.A.) van Diessen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Dongen. Retrieved 10 May 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 5104JJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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