De Nicolaaskerk van Benschop
The town centre (darkgreen) and the statistical district (lightgreen) of Benschop in the municipality of Lopik.
|• Total||15 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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. 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.
Until 1989, Benschop was a separate municipality.
- CBS Statline
- 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.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Gemeente Op Maat 2004: Lopik [permanent dead link].
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Benschop". Map of Benschop in 1868.
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