Rijssen-Holten

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Rijssen-Holten
Municipality
Windmill in Rijssen
Windmill in Rijssen
Coat of arms of Rijssen-Holten
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Rijssen-Holten in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°18′N 6°31′E / 52.300°N 6.517°E / 52.300; 6.517Coordinates: 52°18′N 6°31′E / 52.300°N 6.517°E / 52.300; 6.517
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Established 1 January 2001[1]
Renamed 1 January 2004[2]
Government[3]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arco Hofland (CDA)
Area[4]
 • Total 94.38 km2 (36.44 sq mi)
 • Land 94.13 km2 (36.34 sq mi)
 • Water 0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (May 2014)[6]
 • Total 37,689
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7450–7463
Area code 0548
Website www.rijssen-holten.nl

Rijssen-Holten (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality (Dutch: gemeente) in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

The municipality was formed in 2001 by the joining of the municipalities of Holten and Rijssen. The area of Holten belongs to the region of Salland and the area of Rijssen to the region of Twente.

Population centres[edit]

  • Beuseberg,
  • De Borkeld,
  • Dijkerhoek (2 km west of Holten),
  • Espelo,
  • Holten,
  • Holterberg,
  • Holterbroek,
  • Lichtenberg,
  • Look,
  • Neerdorp (currently a part of the village Holten)
  • Rijssen

Only Holten and Rijssen have over 500 inhabitants.

Topography[edit]

2013-RijssenHolten.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Rijssen-Holten, 2013.

Accessibility[edit]

Both Holten and Rijssen are easily accessible by car; the A1 motorway (Amsterdam - Berlin) is only a few kilometres away. The distance between Amsterdam and Holten is about 110 km (68 mi). Rijssen lies 7 km (4.3 mi) more to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2001" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2001]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2004" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2004]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "College samenstelling" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Rijssen-Holten. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Postcodetool for 7461DD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "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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