Oirschot

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Oirschot
Municipality
Former city hall of Oirschot
Former city hall of Oirschot
Flag of Oirschot
Flag
Coat of arms of Oirschot
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Oirschot in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°30′N 5°18′E / 51.500°N 5.300°E / 51.500; 5.300Coordinates: 51°30′N 5°18′E / 51.500°N 5.300°E / 51.500; 5.300
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Ruud Severijns (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 102.84 km2 (39.71 sq mi)
 • Land 101.78 km2 (39.30 sq mi)
 • Water 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 18,016
 • Density 177/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym Oirschottenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5090–5091, 5688–5689
Area code 013, 0499
Website www.oirschot.nl

Oirschot (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːrsχɔt] ] ( ); dialect: Orskot) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. It is situated 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the city of Eindhoven and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city of Tilburg in the province Noord-Brabant (North-Brabant). The municipality had a population of 18,016 in 2014.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-Oirschot.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oirschot, 2013.

Sights[edit]

Petruschurch

There are more than 300 monuments in the municipality Oirschot. Some of the monuments are:

  • The Roman Catholic Church named Sint-Petrus’-Bandenkerk. This 15th- and 16th-century church is the biggest building in the town of Oirschot and the tower of the church is 73 meters high.
  • The old town hall build in 1513 in the centre of town (Oirschot)
  • Maria-church (Maria-kerk). A 12th-century church in the centre of the town of Oirschot.
  • Monastery Nazareth (Klooster Nazareth) with a chapel in Neoroman style (1910).
  • Former Brewery De Kroon (Brouwerij de Kroon) built in 1773
  • Hof van Solms, palace of Arnoldus Feij (or Arnold Fey)
  • The Big Chair (De Grote Stoel) the biggest chair of Europe.
  • Huize Groenenberg, a very fine house built in 1613.
  • Chapel of the Holy Oak (Kapel van de Heilige Eik), stone chapel dated 1606 (earlier there was a wooden chapel at the same place).

Events[edit]

  • Zinderend Oirschot ( Het nieuwe jazz weekend, met meer dan alleen jazz )
  • Countery & Western weekend

There are many more festivals in Oirschot every year.

Politics[edit]

City Council

The municipal elections on 6 March 2006 resulted in the following make-up of the City Council (17 seats in total):

  • Dorpsvisie (local party): 4 seats
  • CDA: 4 seats
  • PvdA: 4 seats
  • De Gewone Man (local party): 3 seats
  • VVD: 2 seats

Mayor

The mayor of the municipality Oirschot is named Ruud Severijns. He is member of the political party PvdA.

Not in the City Council but very active in Oirschot is the Socialistische Partij (SP).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling" [Members] (in Dutch). Gemeente Oirschot. Retrieved 2 June 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 5688AK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 June 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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