Hilvarenbeek

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Hilvarenbeek
Municipality
Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Flag of Hilvarenbeek
Flag
Coat of arms of Hilvarenbeek
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Hilvarenbeek in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Ryan Palmen (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 96.49 km2 (37.25 sq mi)
 • Land 94.93 km2 (36.65 sq mi)
 • Water 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 18 m (59 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 15,092
 • Density 159/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5080–5089
Area code 013
Website www.hilvarenbeek.nl

Hilvarenbeek (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.

The biggest touristic attraction is called Beekse Bergen, consisting of a safari park, amusement park/playground, holiday bungalow park, and camping parks.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality of Hilvarenbeek also includes the following villages with their own churches:

In addition, the following parts were historically separate, but are nowadays more like neighbourhoods: Beerten, Driehuizen, Dun, Gorp, Groenstraat, Groot Loo, Grote Voort, Hoog Spul, Hoogeind, Klein Loo, Kleine Voort, Laag Spul, Rovert, Slibbroek and Westerwijk.

Topography[edit]

2013-Hilvarenbeek.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Hilvarenbeek, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hilvarenbeek. Retrieved 29 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 5081CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 29 May 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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