Dongen

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Dongen
Street through Dongen
Street through Dongen
Flag of Dongen
Flag
Coat of arms of Dongen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Dongen in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°38′N 4°56′E / 51.633°N 4.933°E / 51.633; 4.933Coordinates: 51°38′N 4°56′E / 51.633°N 4.933°E / 51.633; 4.933
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMarina Starmans-Gelijns (VVD)
Area
 • Total29.72 km2 (11.47 sq mi)
 • Land29.29 km2 (11.31 sq mi)
 • Water0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
(August 2017)[4]
 • Total25,697
 • Density877/km2 (2,270/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Dongenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5100–5109
Area code0162
Websitewww.dongen.nl

Dongen (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a village in the southern Netherlands. In the past it was home to a profitable leather industry, to which a few old shoe factories in the town's older sections still testify. The town is formed near a small river called "Donge" (about ten feet across), the water of which was used extensively for the leather industry. The Aerts Automobile was built here in 1899.

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

Gem-Dongen-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Dongen, June 2015

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of 21 chairs. You can find the composition of the council since 1998 below:

Seats municipal council
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
People's Party Dongen 7 7 5 4 9
CDA 4 5 4 4 5
PvdA 2 3 4 2 3
VVD 2 2 2 4 3
Democratic Podium - - 2 3 1
SP 3 4 4 4 -
Others 1 - - - -
Total 19 21 21 21 21

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester René (M.F.A.) van Diessen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Dongen. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 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 5104JJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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