Gemert-Bakel

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Gemert-Bakel
Municipality
Skyline of Gemert-Bakel
Flag of Gemert-Bakel
Flag
Coat of arms of Gemert-Bakel
Coat of arms
Location of Gemert-Bakel
Coordinates: 51°32′N 5°43′E / 51.533°N 5.717°E / 51.533; 5.717Coordinates: 51°32′N 5°43′E / 51.533°N 5.717°E / 51.533; 5.717
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Area(2006)
 • Total 123.36 km2 (47.63 sq mi)
 • Land 122.75 km2 (47.39 sq mi)
 • Water 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total 27,888
 • Density 227/km2 (590/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.gemert-bakel.nl

Gemert-Bakel (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands.

Geography[edit]

Population centres[edit]

Topography[edit]

2013-GemertBakel.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gemert-Bakel, 2013.

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[1]

Climate data for Gemert-Bakel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
4
(39)
9
(49)
13
(56)
18
(64)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(57)
8
(47)
6
(43)
13.3
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(31)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
7
(44)
3
(38)
2
(36)
5.6
(42.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
50
(2)
79
(3.1)
30
(1.2)
48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
50
(2)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
734
(29)
Avg. precipitation days 8.8 6.3 5.8 4 6 6.7 7.8 8.7 8.2 7 5.4 8.8 83.5
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Castle[edit]

In the centre of Gemert stands a castle of which the oldest parts date back to the Late Middle Ages, although it has been rebuilt a couple of times. It was founded by German knights who lived in the castle for several hundred years, however these days it is occupied by monks and nuns. The predecessor of this castle was a motte-and-bailey located further to the west and was discovered in 1995. It is said that the townfounder Diederik van Gemert lived here.

People from Gemert[edit]

Humanist Georgius Macropedius is one of the notable people to have been born in Gemert, and a school and park have been named after him.

Trivia[edit]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Climate Summary for Gemert-Bakel
  2. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on June 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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