Goirle

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Goirle
Municipality
Goirle town centre
Goirle town centre
Flag of Goirle
Flag
Coat of arms of Goirle
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Goirle in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Machteld Rijsdorp (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 42.34 km2 (16.35 sq mi)
 • Land 42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)
 • Water 0.27 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 23,050
 • Density 548/km2 (1,420/sq mi)
Demonym Goirlenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5050–5053, 5133
Area code 013
Website www.goirle.nl

Goirle (pronounced [ˈɣoːrlə] ( )) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Part of the suburban area of the city of Tilburg, it shares with it its phone area code and public transport system.

The municipality also includes the villages of Breehees and Riel.

The Netherlands national football team defender Joris Mathijsen was born and raised in Goirle. The skater Ireen Wüst was also born in Goirle.

Topography[edit]

2013-Goirle.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Goirle, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mevr. M.G. Rijsdorp" (in Dutch). Gemeente Goirle. Retrieved 21 April 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 5051LT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 21 April 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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