Zaltbommel

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Zaltbommel
Municipality
Photo impression of the town Zaltbommel
1 Townhall - 2 Saint-Martin
3 Gothic house - 4 Gasthuistower
Flag of Zaltbommel
Flag
Coat of arms of Zaltbommel
Coat of arms
Location of Zaltbommel
Coordinates: 51°48′N 05°15′E / 51.800°N 5.250°E / 51.800; 5.250Coordinates: 51°48′N 05°15′E / 51.800°N 5.250°E / 51.800; 5.250
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area(2006)
 • Total 89.06 km2 (34.39 sq mi)
 • Land 79.94 km2 (30.87 sq mi)
 • Water 9.12 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2008)
 • Total 26,187
 • Density 328/km2 (850/sq mi)
  Source: Municipality Zaltbommel, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dutch Topographic map of Zaltbommel, July 2013

Zaltbommel (Dutch pronunciation: [zɑɫdˈbɔməɫ] ( )) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands.

The current Municipality of Zaltbommel was created on 1 January 1999, by a merger of the municipalities of Brakel, Kerkwijk and Zaltbommel. The municipality is situated in the heart of the Netherlands, close to the A2 Motorway, the railway line from Utrecht to 's-Hertogenbosch and the rivers Waal and Maas.

Population centres[edit]

The City of Zaltbommel, consists of 13 Population Centres and counted 26.187 inhabitants on 1 January 2008, a decrease of 18 compared to 2007.[citation needed]

Name Population
(1-1-2007)
Population
(1-1-2008)
Aalst 1914 1908
Bern 39 38
Brakel 2893 2882
Bruchem 1676 1671
Delwijnen 368 366
Gameren 2104 2121
Kerkwijk 496 507
Nederhemert 1497 1496
Nieuwaal 701 710
Poederoijen 943 961
Zaltbommel 11934 11877
Zuilichem 1640 1650
Total 26205 26187

The city of Zaltbommel[edit]

The town of Zaltbommel was first mentioned as "Bomela" in the year 850. Zaltbommel received city rights in 1231 and these were renewed in 1316.

People born in Zaltbommel[edit]

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