Gemert-Bakel

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Gemert-Bakel
Municipality
Gemert town centre
Gemert town centre
Flag of Gemert-Bakel
Flag
Coat of arms of Gemert-Bakel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gemert-Bakel in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Established 1 January 1997[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jan van Zomeren (PvdA)
Area[3]
 • Total 123.34 km2 (47.62 sq mi)
 • Land 122.53 km2 (47.31 sq mi)
 • Water 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 15 m (49 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 29,361
 • Density 240/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5420–5425, 5760–5764
Area code 0492, 0493
Website www.gemert-bakel.nl

Gemert-Bakel (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands.

Geography[edit]

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-GemertBakel.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gemert-Bakel, 2013.

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[6]

Climate data for Gemert-Bakel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
4
(39)
9
(49)
13
(56)
18
(64)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(57)
8
(47)
6
(43)
13.3
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(31)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
7
(44)
3
(38)
2
(36)
5.6
(42.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
50
(2)
79
(3.1)
30
(1.2)
48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
50
(2)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
734
(29)
Avg. precipitation days 8.8 6.3 5.8 4 6 6.7 7.8 8.7 8.2 7 5.4 8.8 83.5
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Castle[edit]

In the centre of Gemert stands a castle of which the oldest parts date back to the Late Middle Ages, although it has been rebuilt a couple of times. It was founded by German knights who lived in the castle for several hundred years, however these days it is occupied by monks and nuns. The predecessor of this castle was a motte-and-bailey located further to the west and was discovered in 1995. It is said that the townfounder Diederik van Gemert lived here.

People from Gemert[edit]

Humanist Georgius Macropedius is one of the notable people to have been born in Gemert, and a school and park have been named after him.

Trivia[edit]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1997" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1997]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gemert-Bakel. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 5421CV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Gemert-Bakel
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on June 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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