Goirle town centre
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Machteld Rijsdorp (VVD)|
|• Total||42.34 km2 (16.35 sq mi)|
|• Land||42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.27 km2 (0.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||548/km2 (1,420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Goirle (pronounced [ˈɣoːrlə] ( listen)) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Part of the suburban area of the city of Tilburg, it shares with it its phone area code and public transport system.
The Netherlands national football team defender Joris Mathijsen was born and raised in Goirle. The skater Ireen Wüst was also born in Goirle. Symphonic metal band Nightwish's third vocalist Floor Jansen was also born in Goirle.
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Goirle, June 2015
- "Mevr. M.G. Rijsdorp" (in Dutch). Gemeente Goirle. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 5051LT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- Van Gool, a Dutch surname meaning "from Goirle".
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