Waalre

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Waalre
Municipality
Former monastery in Waalre
Former monastery in Waalre
Flag of Waalre
Flag
Coat of arms of Waalre
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waalre in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°24′N 5°28′E / 51.400°N 5.467°E / 51.400; 5.467Coordinates: 51°24′N 5°28′E / 51.400°N 5.467°E / 51.400; 5.467
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Yvo Kortmann (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
 • Land 22.40 km2 (8.65 sq mi)
 • Water 0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 16,826
 • Density 751/km2 (1,950/sq mi)
Demonym Waalrenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5580–5583
Area code 040
Website www.waalre.nl

Waalre (About this sound pronunciation ) is an affluent municipality and town in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands, immediately south of the city of Eindhoven.

Population centres[edit]

Waalre is the so-called Groenfontein (Green fountain). This stems from its civic policy to provide a diverse tree population in streets and lanes.

Waalre is considered to be one of the richest villages in The Netherlands due to the numerous millionaires living there. It was voted 7th best Dutch municipality to live in, according to a 2010 Elsevier research. The municipality is surrounded by woods, fields, and lakes. The nearest city is Eindhoven, which is situated on the other side of the A67 motorway.

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[5]

Town council[edit]

The current town council was elected at the 2014 local elections.

Council seats
Party 1998 2002[6] 2006[7] 2010[8] 2014[9]
D66 2 1 1 2 3
Aalst-Waalre Belang 4 4 2 5 3
VVD 4 4 4 4 3
CDA 2 3 3 3 3
Zelfstandig Waalre 0 0 0 0 2
PvdA 1 2 4 2 1
GroenLinks 0 0 1 1 1
Nieuw Elan Waalre 0 0 0 0 1
Gemeente Belangen '74 4 3 2 0 0
Total 17 17 17 17 17

Waalre Town Hall[edit]

In July 2012 the town hall of Waalre was destroyed by a fire that resulted from two cars driving into the building from opposite ends at night.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Waalre. Retrieved 18 April 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 5582LA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105
  6. ^ NRC Handelsblad (2002) Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen 6 maart 2002
  7. ^ NRC Handelsblad (2006) Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen 7 maart 2006
  8. ^ Gemeente Waalre (2010) Verkiezingsuitslag 2010
  9. ^ Gemeente Waalre (2014) Verkiezingsuitslag 2014
  10. ^ "Town hall destroyed by fire after night-time attack by two cars". Dutch News . NL. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

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