Former monastery in Waalre
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jan Brenninkmeijer (CDA)|
|• Total||22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)|
|• Land||22.40 km2 (8.65 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||19 m (62 ft)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Waalre is the so-called Groenfontein (Green fountain). This stems from its civic policy to provide a diverse tree population in streets and lanes.
Waalre is considered as one of the richest villages in The Netherlands due to the numerous millionaires living there. It was voted 7th best Dutch municipality to live in, according to a 2010 Elsevier research. The municipality is surrounded by woods, fields, and lakes. The nearest city is Eindhoven, which is situated on the other side of the A67 motorway.
The current town council was elected at the 2014 local elections.
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Waalre Town Hall
In July 2012 the town hall of Waalre was destroyed by a fire that resulted from two cars driving into the building from opposite ends at night.
- Geert Jan Jansen (born 1943 in Waalre) a Dutch painter and art forger, who was arrested in 1994 and convicted in 2000.
- John Baselmans (born 1954 in Aalst) a Dutch artist, sculptor, graphic designer and illustrator, lives in Curaçao
- Jan van den Dobbelsteen (born 1954 in Waalre) an interdisciplinary Dutch artist who teaches at Academy St. Joost
- Frans van Houten (born 1960) CEO of Royal Philips Electronics since 2011
- Martijn Oostra (born 1971 in Waalre) a Dutch graphic designer, photographer, artist and publicist
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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.
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- NRC Handelsblad (2006) Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen 7 maart 2006
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- Gemeente Waalre (2014) Verkiezingsuitslag 2014
- "Town hall destroyed by fire after night-time attack by two cars". Dutch News . NL. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
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