Zaltbommel

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Zaltbommel
Municipality
Clockwise from top left: City hall, Saint Martin church, Gasthuis Tower, Gothic house
Clockwise from top left: City hall, Saint Martin church, Gasthuis Tower, Gothic house
Flag of Zaltbommel
Flag
Coat of arms of Zaltbommel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zaltbommel in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°48′N 5°15′E / 51.800°N 5.250°E / 51.800; 5.250Coordinates: 51°48′N 5°15′E / 51.800°N 5.250°E / 51.800; 5.250
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Albert van den Bosch (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 89.04 km2 (34.38 sq mi)
 • Land 79.61 km2 (30.74 sq mi)
 • Water 9.43 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Elevation [3] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 27,242
 • Density 342/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5300–5311, 5315–5318
Area code 0418
Website www.zaltbommel.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Zaltbommel, July 2013

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

Zaltbommel was expanded to its current size 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 municipality, consists of 13 population centres and had a population of 27,242 in 2014.

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.

Notable residents[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester Van den Bosch" [Mayor Van den Bosch] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zaltbommel. Retrieved 24 July 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 5301LB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "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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