De Bilt

De Bilt (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈbɪlt] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. De Bilt had a population of 42,824 in 2019 and is the seat of the headquarters of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, KNMI.

De Bilt
Church in De Bilt
Church in De Bilt
Flag of De Bilt
Flag
Coat of arms of De Bilt
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of De Bilt in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°7′N 5°12′E / 52.117°N 5.200°E / 52.117; 5.200Coordinates: 52°7′N 5°12′E / 52.117°N 5.200°E / 52.117; 5.200
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorSjoerd Potters (VVD)
Area
 • Total67.13 km2 (25.92 sq mi)
 • Land66.12 km2 (25.53 sq mi)
 • Water1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total42,824
 • Density648/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Biltenaar(s)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3615, 3720–3732, 3737–3739
Area code030, 0346
Websitewww.debilt.nl

It is the ancestral home and namesake for the prominent Vanderbilt family of the United States.

Population centresEdit

The municipality of De Bilt consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Bilthoven, De Bilt, Groenekan, Hollandsche Rading, Maartensdijk, Westbroek.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of De Bilt, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

 
Nicolaas van Nieulandt, 1559
 
Erik van der Wurff, 1979
 
Bas Haring, 2013
 
Hans van Breukelen, 2011

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester S.C.C.M. Potters" (in Dutch). Gemeente De Bilt. Archived from the original on 24 December 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  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 3721AB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 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. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 26 October 2019
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 26 October 2019
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 26 October 2019

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