Benschop

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Benschop
Town
De Nicolaaskerk van Benschop
De Nicolaaskerk van Benschop
LocatieLopik.png
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Benschop in the municipality of Lopik.
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Benschop in the municipality of Lopik.
Coordinates: 52°0′26″N 4°58′46″E / 52.00722°N 4.97944°E / 52.00722; 4.97944Coordinates: 52°0′26″N 4°58′46″E / 52.00722°N 4.97944°E / 52.00722; 4.97944
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht (province)
Municipality Lopik
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 3,480
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3405
Dialing code 0348

Benschop is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Lopik, and lies about 4 km west of IJsselstein. Benschop is an extremely long village: apart from a relatively compact town centre, it consists of a long ribbon (over 8 km long) of houses (mainly farms) on both sides of the Benschopsche Wetering.

In 2001, the town centre of Benschop had 1,968 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.3 km², and contained 683 residences.[2] The statistical district of Benschop, which covers the entire former municipality, has a population of about 3,530, and an area of about 23 km².[3]

Until 1989, Benschop was a separate municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBS Statline
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24. . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Lopik [1][permanent dead link].

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