Gilze en Rijen

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Gilze en Rijen
Municipality
Square in Gilze
Square in Gilze
Flag of Gilze en Rijen
Flag
Coat of arms of Gilze en Rijen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gilze en Rijen in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°35′N 4°55′E / 51.583°N 4.917°E / 51.583; 4.917Coordinates: 51°35′N 4°55′E / 51.583°N 4.917°E / 51.583; 4.917
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jan Boelhouwer (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 65.66 km2 (25.35 sq mi)
 • Land 65.49 km2 (25.29 sq mi)
 • Water 0.17 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 10 m (30 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 26,038
 • Density 398/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5120–5126
Area code 0161
Website www.gilzerijen.nl

Gilze en Rijen (About this sound pronunciation ) 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.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-GilzeenRijen.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gilze en Rijen, 2013.

Transportation[edit]

Railway Station: Gilze-Rijen

Climate[edit]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College van B en W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gilze en Rijen. Retrieved 27 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 5121JX". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Gilze en Rijen, Netherlands

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