Dongen

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Dongen
Municipality
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
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Marina Starmans-Gelijns (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 29.72 km2 (11.47 sq mi)
 • Land 29.29 km2 (11.31 sq mi)
 • Water 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 25,697
 • Density 877/km2 (2,270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Dongenaar
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode 5100–5109
Area code 0162
Website www.dongen.nl

Dongen (About this sound pronunciation ) 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

Topography

Gem-Dongen-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Dongen, June 2015

Politics

The municipal council exists 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

References

  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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