Abcoude (About this soundpronunciation ) is a town and former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. Since 2011 it has been part of the municipality of De Ronde Venen.

Abcoude
Town and former municipality
Former Town Hall
Former Town Hall
Flag of Abcoude
Flag
Coat of arms of Abcoude
Coat of arms
Location of Abcoude
Coordinates: 52°16′N 4°58′E / 52.27°N 4.97°E / 52.27; 4.97Coordinates: 52°16′N 4°58′E / 52.27°N 4.97°E / 52.27; 4.97
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
MunicipalityDe Ronde Venen
Area
(2006)
 • Total32.11 km2 (12.40 sq mi)
 • Land30.39 km2 (11.73 sq mi)
 • Water1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total8,657
 • Density285/km2 (740/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.abcoude.nl
Abcoude, church: de Dorpskerk

Population centresEdit

The former municipality of Abcoude consisted of the villages Abcoude and Baambrugge, and the hamlet Stokkelaarsbrug.

GeographyEdit

Abcoude lies in the Province Utrecht, about 13 km southeast of (the centre of) Amsterdam, on the confluence of the Angstel River, Gein River and Holendrecht River.

In 2001, the town of Abcoude had 6431 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.28 km², and contained 2678 residences. The current approximation is over 8000.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
In 't Gein bij Abcoude by Willem Roelofs (1870)

Abcoude was first mentioned in a report from 1085 by the bishop of Utrecht. In this document the residents of Abcoude were named ’habitatores de Abecenwalde’. In 1672 most of the town was burned down by the French. In 1820 Abcoude had 1100 inhabitants.

The municipality of Abcoude was formed in 1941, from the former municipalities of Abcoude-Proosdij (containing the village of Abcoude) and Abcoude-Baambrugge (containing the village of Baambrugge).

TransportEdit

The town is served by Abcoude railway station. It is in the northern part of Abcoude. The station offers direct services to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Gouda and Rotterdam.

Local governmentEdit

Till 2011 the municipal council of Abcoude consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

OtherEdit

Abcoude is known as the only town whose name starts with the letters A, B, and C in that order and ends with D and E in that order.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001". Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

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