Aarle-Rixtel

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Aarle-Rixtel
Village and former municipality
Former town hall of the municipality Aarle-Rixtel
Former town hall of the municipality Aarle-Rixtel
Flag of Aarle-Rixtel
Flag
Coat of arms of Aarle-Rixtel
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 5°38′16″E / 51.50889°N 5.63778°E / 51.50889; 5.63778
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityLaarbeek
Population
(1 January 2009)
5,650
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5735
Area code0492
Bell foundry Petit & Fritsen

Aarle-Rixtel is a village in the Dutch municipality of Laarbeek in North Brabant. It lies about 4 km north of Helmond. Since the municipal reorganization of 1968 the castle Croy is part of Aarle-Rixtel.

Until the municipal reorganization of 1997, Aarle-Rixtel was a separate municipality.

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to Standard Dutch).

Since many decades, the village has been an important location for textile production. Petit & Fritsen was a bell foundry that was located in Aarle-Rixtel until 2014. In that year, the company was acquired by a competitor who became thereby the last remaining Dutch bell foundry. The monastery Mariengaade is a pilgrimage site.

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Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 5°38′16″E / 51.50889°N 5.63778°E / 51.50889; 5.63778