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For the Dutch painter, see Kees van Dongen.
Street through Dongen
Street through Dongen
Flag of Dongen
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
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor René van Diessen (VVD)
 • 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

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.

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  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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