Gemert

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Gemert
Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 5°41′12″E / 51.55583°N 5.68667°E / 51.55583; 5.68667
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Brabant
Municipality Gemert-Bakel
Population (01-01-2009) 15.268

Gemert is a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel. On January 1, 2009 there were 15.268 inhabitants in Gemert.

Gemert was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Bakel.[1]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Population centres[edit]

The Population centres from Gemert are Handel, De Mortel and Elsendorp. Gemert also have a little chapel village called Esdonk and a Protestant mining village called Vossenberg.

Notable people born in Gemert[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Castle and Castle Park[edit]

The construction of the castle began in 1391. Till 1794 the castle was used by the German Order. In 1916 the castle was used as a mission monastic. The castle has a Castle Park in English style. In the park there is also the liberation monument from World War II.

Museums[edit]

Het Boerenbondsmuseum is the only museum in Gemert. In this museum there are some objects and some buildings about the farmerpopulation near Gemert around 1900.

Religious buildings[edit]

Gemert has two churches:

  • De Kerk van Sint-Jans Onthoofding.
  • Sint-Gerardus Majellakerk.

Gemert has also one monastery:

  • Klooster Nazareth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°42′E / 51.550°N 5.700°E / 51.550; 5.700