Church in Eemnes
Location in Utrecht
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Roland van Benthem (VVD)|
|• Total||33.70 km2 (13.01 sq mi)|
|• Land||31.06 km2 (11.99 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.64 km2 (1.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||292/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The town of Eemnes
Eemnes formerly consisted of two villages, Eemnes-Binnen ("Inner Eemnes") and Eemnes-Buiten ("Outer Eemnes"). These names referred to the location of the villages with respect to the dyke of the river Eem.
Eemnes-Buiten received city rights in 1345; Eemnes-Binnen was granted city rights in 1439.
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Eemnes, June 2015
Until 1932, when the Afsluitdijk sealed off the Zuiderzee from the North Sea, the weak dykes in this part of the country would occasionally break during storms. This resulted in the formation of pools, which in Dutch are called "waaien" or "wielen". Because they could be tens of meters in diameter and several metres deep, landowners often did not make the effort of filling them up. Because they symbolize man's battle against the sea and are relatively rare, provincial authorities designated them "geological monuments" in June 2005.
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- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
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- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Marlet, George (June 23, 2005). Pareltjes in het landschap van de Eem. Trouw (newspaper), p. 7.