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Bergeijk (pronounced [bɛrɣˈɛik] (listen)) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. It consists of an area of 101.75 km2 (39.29 sq mi) and had a population of 18,491 in 2019. It is one of 21 municipalities, including Eindhoven, that make up the Eindhoven Region Cooperative (Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven).

Church of 't Loo, Bergeijk
Church of 't Loo, Bergeijk
Flag of Bergeijk
Coat of arms of Bergeijk
Highlighted position of Bergeijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°19′N 5°21′E / 51.317°N 5.350°E / 51.317; 5.350Coordinates: 51°19′N 5°21′E / 51.317°N 5.350°E / 51.317; 5.350
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorArinda Callewaert (CDA)
 • Total101.75 km2 (39.29 sq mi)
 • Land101.00 km2 (39.00 sq mi)
 • Water0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation32 m (105 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total18,491
 • Density183/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code040, 0497

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[5]

Bergeijk is traditionally an agricultural area, but tourism and recreation are steadily gaining importance. Among the facilities in the municipality of Bergeijk is a bungalow park in the village Westerhoven.

Bergeijk is known in the Netherlands for a program on national radio: Radio Bergeijk, a parody on local radio.

Population centresEdit



Topographic map of the municipality of Bergeijk, June 2015.

Notable peopleEdit

Henk van Gerven, 2008
  • Henk van Gerven (born 1955 in Riethoven) a Dutch politician and general practitioner
  • Wilbert Das (born 1963) a Dutch fashion designer, grew up in Riethoven




  1. ^ "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Bergeijk. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 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 5571HB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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