Gilze en Rijen
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|Gilze en Rijen|
|• Total||65.67 km2 (25.36 sq mi)|
|• Land||65.54 km2 (25.31 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.13 km2 (0.05 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2007)|
|• Density||387/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Gilze en Rijen ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. The municipality contains four villages Rijen, Gilze, Hulten and Molenschot. It is home to the Gilze-Rijen Air Base.
Rijen grew in the 19th century due to its leather factories.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gilze en Rijen, 2013.
Railway Station: Gilze-Rijen
The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gilze en Rijen has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.