Lingewaard

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Lingewaard
Municipality
Lingewaard city hall
Lingewaard city hall
Flag of Lingewaard
Flag
Coat of arms of Lingewaard
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lingewaard in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°54′E / 51.883°N 5.900°E / 51.883; 5.900Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°54′E / 51.883°N 5.900°E / 51.883; 5.900
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Marianne Schuurmans (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 69.14 km2 (26.70 sq mi)
 • Land 62.23 km2 (24.03 sq mi)
 • Water 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 45,768
 • Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6680–6681, 6684–6691, 6850–6852
Area code 026, 0481
Website www.lingewaard.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Lingewaard, July 2013

Lingewaard (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. It is located in the most eastern part of the Betuwe. It was formed in 2001 as a merger between Bemmel, Gendt and Huissen. The municipality was initially named Bemmel after the largest former municipality but later renamed in a referendum. "Lingewaard" itself is not a population centre, but an artificial name favoured by the majority of the voters. The municipality lies in between of the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, where most inhabitants work.

Population centres[edit]

The municipality has the following population centres:

Cities/villages Population[5]
Huissen 18.254
Bemmel 12.577
Gendt 7.198
Angeren 2.864
Doornenburg 2.729
Haalderen 2.040
Ressen 119
Loo 6

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people from the municipality of Lingewaard include:

Twin towns[edit]

Lingewaard is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lingewaard. Retrieved 8 July 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 6681BJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Inhabitants 1 januari 2012 according to the website of the municipality of Lingewaard.
  6. ^ Mizil-Lingewaard Twinning site; accessed September 14, 2010

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