Bernheze

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Bernheze
Heeswijk Castle
Flag of Bernheze
Flag
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
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Established1 January 1994
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMarieke Moorman (PvdA)
Area
 • Total90.41 km2 (34.91 sq mi)
 • Land89.75 km2 (34.65 sq mi)
 • Water0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total30,806
 • Density343/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Uden-Veghel
175,119
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5384, 5388, 5471–5476
Area code0412, 0413
Websitewww.bernheze.org

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

Etymology[edit]

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.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

Gem-Bernheze-OpenTopo.jpg

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

Notable people[edit]

  • Marco Verkuylen (born 1967 in Heeswijk-Dinther) a Dutch electronic music DJ who works as Marco V
  • Loek van Wely (born 1972 in Heesch) a Dutch chess player and politician

Sport[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Gemeente Bernheze" (in Dutch). Gemeente Bernheze. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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