Kockengen

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Kockengen
Village
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Coat of arms of Kockengen
Coat of arms
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The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Kockengen in the municipality of Breukelen.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Kockengen in the municipality of Breukelen.
Coordinates: 52°9′6″N 4°57′8″E / 52.15167°N 4.95222°E / 52.15167; 4.95222Coordinates: 52°9′6″N 4°57′8″E / 52.15167°N 4.95222°E / 52.15167; 4.95222
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Stichtse Vecht
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,330
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3628
Dialing code 0346

Kockengen is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht (province). It is a part of the municipality of Stichtse Vecht, and lies about 9 km northeast of Woerden.

In 2001, the village of Kockengen had 2296 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.47 km², and contained 901 residences.[1] The statistical area "Kockengen", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2480.[2]

The name of the town is a reference to Cockaigne, a medieval fictional land of plenty.

Until 1989, Kockengen was a separate municipality.

Windmill in Kockengen (built 1675)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [2]. As of 1 January 2005.