Helmond

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Helmond
Municipality
Skyline of Helmond
Flag of Helmond
Flag
Coat of arms of Helmond
Coat of arms
Location of Helmond
Coordinates: 51°29′N 05°40′E / 51.483°N 5.667°E / 51.483; 5.667Coordinates: 51°29′N 05°40′E / 51.483°N 5.667°E / 51.483; 5.667
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government
 • mayor Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel (CDA)
Area(2006)
 • Total 54.56 km2 (21.07 sq mi)
 • Land 53.20 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
 • Water 1.36 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 88,598
 • Density 1,668/km2 (4,320/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dutch Topographic map of Helmond (city), March 2014

Helmond (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands.

Helmond has many textile companies. The Vlisco[1] factory is located next to the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal which runs through the city.

Helmond is home of the professional football team of Helmond Sport.

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

Geography[edit]

Helmond is subdivided into quarters and neighbourhoods:[3]

  • Quarter 11 Inner City
    • Neighbourhood 0 Centrum
    • Neighbourhood 2 Leonardus
    • Neighbourhood 3 Heipoort
    • Neighbourhood 4 Stationsgebied
    • Neighbourhood 5 Vossenberg
    • Neighbourhood 6 Annabuurt en Suytkade
    • Neighbourhood 7 Steenweg en omgeving
  • Quarter 11 Helmond-East
    • Neighbourhood 0 Beisterveld
    • Neighbourhood 1 Beisterveldse Broek
    • Neighbourhood 2 Straakven
  • Quarter 12 Helmond-North
    • Neighbourhood 0 Bloemvelden
    • Neighbourhood 1 Binderen
    • Neighbourhood 2 Eeuwsels
  • Quarter 13 Mierlo-Hout
    • Neighbourhood 0 't Hout-Centrum
    • Neighbourhood 1 Kroon
    • Neighbourhood 2 Akkers
    • Neighbourhood 3 Gansenwinkel
    • Neighbourhood 9 Groot Goor
  • Quarter 14 Brouwhuis
    • Neighbourhood 0 Brouwhuis-Dorp
    • Neighbourhood 1 Brouwhuis-West
    • Neighbourhood 2 Brouwhuis-Oost
    • Neighbourhood 4 Brouwhorst
    • Neighbourhood 9 Kloostereind
  • Quarter 15 Helmond-West
    • Neighbourhood 0 West
    • Neighbourhood 1 Houtsdonk
  • Quarter 16 Warande
    • Neighbourhood 0 Oranjebuurt
    • Neighbourhood 1 Zwanenbeemd
    • Neighbourhood 9 Overbrug
  • Quarter 17 Stiphout
    • Neighbourhood 0 Stiphout-Dorp
    • Neighbourhood 1 Schooten
    • Neighbourhood 9 Geeneind
  • Quarter 18 Rijpelberg
    • Neighbourhood 1 Rijpelberg-Oost
    • Neighbourhood 2 Rijpelberg-West
    • Neighbourhood 9 Berkendonk
  • Quarter 19 Dierdonk
    • Neighbourhood 0 Kern Dierdonk
    • Neighbourhood 9 Scheepstal
  • Quarter 21 Brandevoort
    • Neighbourhood 1 De Veste
    • Neighbourhood 2 Schutsboom
    • Neighbourhood 3 Stepekolk
    • Neighbourhood 4 Berenbroek
  • Quarter 29 Industrial park-South
    • Neighbourhood 1 Hoogeind
    • Neighbourhood 2 B.Z.O.B.

History[edit]

First settlements in the area were around 1000, and Helmond was granted city rights in approximately 1232. The centre of Helmond has a castle which was built by Jan III van Berlaer around 1350.

Transport[edit]

Railway stations: Helmond, Helmond Brouwhuis, Helmond Brandevoort, Helmond 't Hout

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The municipal council consists of 37 seats. Below the council since 1998:

Seats
Partij 1998 2002 2006 2010
SDOH-D66-HB* - - - 8
CDA 8 7 8 7
PvdA 7 5 9 6
VVD 4 5 4 5
Helder Helmond - - 2 3
SP 3 3 4 3
GroenLinks 2 1 1 2
Trots op Nederland - - - 2
Helmond Aktief - 1 1 1
Senioren 2 3 1 -
D66 1 1 1 -*
Helmondse Belangen 2 5 2 -*
SDH-OH 6 6 4 -*
Total 35 37 37 37
  • The political parties SDH-OH, Helmondse Belangen, and D66 form 1 parliamentary group in the council, but took part in the elections separately. In the elections they received 4, 2 and 2 seats respectively.

Representatives of the blue colored parliamentary groups form the executive coalition.

Notable people born in Helmond[edit]

See also People from Helmond

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Helmond is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vlisco Véritable Hollandais
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105
  3. ^ "CBS StatLine - Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2004-2010". Statline.cbs.nl. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Eurotowns". 
  5. ^ "Zielona Góra Miasta partnerskie". Urząd Miasta Zielona Góra. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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