Town and former municipality
|Municipality||De Ronde Venen|
|• Total||32.11 km2 (12.40 sq mi)|
|• Land||30.39 km2 (11.73 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)|
(1 January 2007)
|• Density||285/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Source: CBS, Statline.|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
In 2001, the town of Abcoude had 6431 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.28 km², and contained 2678 residences. The current approximation is over 8000.
Abcoude was first mentioned in a report from 1085 by the bishop of Utrecht. In this document the residents of Abcoude were named ’habitatores de Abecenwalde’. In 1672 most of the town was burned down by the French. In 1820 Abcoude had 1100 inhabitants.
Till 2011 the municipal council of Abcoude consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:
- CDA - 3 seats
- SVAB (local party) - 3 seats
- VVD - 3 seats
- PvdA - 2 seats
- D66 - 1 seat
- GroenLinks - 1 seat
Abcoude is known as the only town whose name starts with the letters A, B, and C in that order and ends with D and E in that order.
- Statistics are taken from the SDU Staatscourant
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