Gemert is a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel.

Gemert
Coat of arms of Gemert
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 5°41′12″E / 51.55583°N 5.68667°E / 51.55583; 5.68667
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityGemert-Bakel
Population
 (2024)
15,955
Historical population
YearPop.±%
2009 15,268—    
2014 15,955+4.5%

Gemert was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Bakel.[1]

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Population centresEdit

The Population centres from Gemert are Handel, De Mortel and Elsendorp. Gemert also has a little chapel village called Esdonk and a Protestant mining village called Vossenberg.

Notable people born in GemertEdit

Places of interestEdit

Castle and Castle ParkEdit

The construction of the castle began in 1391. Till 1794 the castle was used by the German Order. In 1916 the castle was used as a mission monastic. The castle has a Castle Park in English style. In the park there is also the liberation monument from World War II.

MuseumsEdit

Het Boerenbondsmuseum is a museum in Gemert. In this museum there are some objects and some buildings about the farmerpopulation near Gemert around 1900.

Religious buildingsEdit

Gemert has two churches:

  • De Kerk van Sint-Jans Onthoofding.
  • Sint-Gerardus Majellakerk.

Gemert has also one monastery:

  • Klooster Nazareth.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°42′E / 51.550°N 5.700°E / 51.550; 5.700