Waalwijk

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Waalwijk
Municipality
Square in Waalwijk with city hall and church
Square in Waalwijk with city hall and church
Flag of Waalwijk
Flag
Coat of arms of Waalwijk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waalwijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Nol Kleijngeld (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 67.65 km2 (26.12 sq mi)
 • Land 64.59 km2 (24.94 sq mi)
 • Water 3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 46,495
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym Waalwijker
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5140–5146, 5160–5165
Area code 0416
Website www.waalwijk.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Waalwijk, July 2013

Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k] ( )) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It had a population of 46,495 in 2014 and is located near the motorways A59 and N261. The villages of Capelle, Vrijhoeve-Capelle, Sprang (the former municipality of Sprang-Capelle) and Waspik together with the city of Waalwijk form the municipality of Waalwijk. The city has an old town center, which has recently been modernized.

Population centers[edit]

The city of Waalwijk[edit]

Waalwijk is a city in North Brabant that lies between Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch. Waalwijk used to be known for its shoe business.

Waalwijk was granted city rights in 1303. The professional football team RKC plays in Waalwijk.

Waalwijk is also known for an event in the city and surroundings: the "80 van de langstraat", held every September, in which a few thousand people make an 80-km walk through all towns that are part of the Langstraat region.

Some other events:

  • Waalwijk Modestad (Waalwijk Fashion City): a weekend full of fashion.
  • Nacht van het levenslied (Night of the "Dutch song"), where Dutch and local singers perform
  • Straattheaterfestival (street theatre festival): a weekend full of street performers and theatre acts
Town hall and city centre.

Gallery[edit]

Notable people from Waalwijk[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Waalwijk is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drs. A.M.P. Kleijngeld" (in Dutch). Gemeente Waalwijk. Retrieved 7 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 5141PA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. [dead link]

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