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City and former municipality
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Flag of Woudrichem
Coat of arms of Woudrichem
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Woudrichem in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000Coordinates: 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArie Noordergraaf (acting) (SGP)
 • Total51.70 km2 (19.96 sq mi)
 • Land49.34 km2 (19.05 sq mi)
 • Water2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0183

Woudrichem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋʌudriɣəm] (About this soundlisten); Brabantian: Woerkum) is a city and former municipality in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands.


The Fish Market of Woudrichem (c. 1850) by Jan Weissenbruch

The city of Woudrichem was granted city rights in 1356.


2013 map of the municipality

The municipality is located at 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000 in the north of North Brabant just south of the center of the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Land van Heusden en Altena.

The city of Woudrichem is the largest settlement in the municipality. It is situated on the southbank of where the rivers Waal and Afgedamde Maas join to form the Boven Merwede. The other population centres in the municipality were:



The municipal council of Woudrichem hax 15 members. The mayor was Arie Noordergraaf of the Reformed Political Party (SGP).[1] On January 1sth 2019 it joined Werkendam and Aalburg in the new municipality of Altena.

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  1. ^ a b "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Woudrichem. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4285CP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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