Stiphout

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Stiphout
Village
Stiphout in the municipality of Helmond
Stiphout in the municipality of Helmond
Coordinates: 51°29′9″N 5°37′5″E / 51.48583°N 5.61806°E / 51.48583; 5.61806
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityHelmond
Population
(1 January 2010)
5,469

Stiphout is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Helmond, about 2km west of the centre of that city. The village is mentioned for the first time in 1155 as 'Villa Stilpot', and in 2005 the village celebrated its 850th anniversary. It is famous for its Bavaria Profronde, an annual festival that attracts 50.000 visitors.

Stiphout was a separate municipality until 1968, when it became part of Helmond. Before that, Stiphout would have been considered a poor village. Now, thanks to its location between Helmond and Eindhoven), it is populated largely by affluent people seeking a suburban lifestyle.[1]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Sport[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Chaam organises every year after the Tour de France the Profronde van Stiphout, a cycling criterium for professional cyclists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°37′E / 51.483°N 5.617°E / 51.483; 5.617