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Former Boxmeer city hall (until 2010)
Former Boxmeer city hall (until 2010)
Flag of Boxmeer
Coat of arms of Boxmeer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Boxmeer in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°39′N 5°57′E / 51.650°N 5.950°E / 51.650; 5.950Coordinates: 51°39′N 5°57′E / 51.650°N 5.950°E / 51.650; 5.950
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorKarel van Soest (VVD)
 • Total113.84 km2 (43.95 sq mi)
 • Land111.44 km2 (43.03 sq mi)
 • Water2.40 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total29,065
 • Density261/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
5440–5441, 5447, 5820–5836
Area code0478, 0485
Station Boxmeer

Boxmeer (pronounced [bɔks.meːr] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town in upper southeastern Netherlands. It incorporates the former municipality of Beugen en Rijkevoort and that of Vierlingsbeek. In Overloon is the Overloon War Museum.


Dutch Topographic map of Boxmeer, June 2015

Population centres[edit]


Notable people[edit]

Dionne Stax, 2017
Kika van Es, 2011
  • Dr Anna Terruwe (1911 in Vierlingsbeek – 2004) a Catholic psychiatrist who discovered emotional deprivation disorder
  • Joannes Gijsen (1932 in Oeffelt – 2013) a Dutch bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Roermond and Reykjavík
  • Emile Roemer (born 1962 in Boxmeer) a Dutch politician
  • Hugo van der Velden (born 1963 in Boxmeer) a Dutch art historian
  • Charles Deenen (born 1970 in Holthees) a Dutch computer/video game audio director, music composer, sound designer and mixer
  • Dionne Stax (born 1985 in Boxmeer) a Dutch journalist and newsreader




  1. ^ "Samenstelling College van B&W" [Members board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Boxmeer. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 5831JX". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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