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Heeswijk Castle
Flag of Bernheze
Coat of arms of Bernheze
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Bernheze in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°44′N 5°32′E / 51.733°N 5.533°E / 51.733; 5.533Coordinates: 51°44′N 5°32′E / 51.733°N 5.533°E / 51.733; 5.533
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Established 1 January 1994
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Marieke Moorman (PvdA)
 • Total 90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)
 • Land 89.75 km2 (34.65 sq mi)
 • Water 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 30,432
 • Density 339/km2 (880/sq mi)
 • Uden-Veghel 175,119
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode 5384, 5388, 5471–5476
Area code 0412, 0413

Bernheze (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. It was formed in 1994 from the former municipalities of Heesch, Heeswijk-Dinther and Nistelrode.[5]


The municipality was named after an old farm "Bernhese", which came into the possession of the Berne Abbey. This abbey was situated in the village of Bern. The meaning of 'Bernhese' is twofold: 'Bern' is the same as the old-Dutch word 'born', that means 'water' or 'well'. 'Hese' means bush or forest. In 1857 the Berne Abbey was founded in Heeswijk.

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Bernheze, June 2015.


  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 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 5384BZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Gemeente Bernheze" (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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