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3 Gothic house - 4 Gasthuistower
|• 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)|
|• Density||328/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Source: Municipality Zaltbommel, Statline.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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.
The city of Zaltbommel
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
- Maarten van Rossum, (ca. 1490 - 1555), famous military commander
- Lucas Vorsterman (1595–1675), engraver
- Hendrik Antonie Lodewijk Hamelberg (1826–1896), consul general and special envoy of the Orange Free State
- Gerard Philips (1858–1942), industrialist, co-founder of Philips Electronics
- Anton Philips (1874–1951), industrialist, co-founder of Philips Electronics
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