Gemert-Bakel

Gemert-Bakel (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands.

Gemert-Bakel
Gemert town centre
Gemert town centre
Flag of Gemert-Bakel
Flag
Coat of arms of Gemert-Bakel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gemert-Bakel in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683Coordinates: 51°33′N 5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Established1 January 1997[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMichiel van Veen (VVD)
Area
 • Total123.34 km2 (47.62 sq mi)
 • Land122.14 km2 (47.16 sq mi)
 • Water1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Elevation15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total30,447
 • Density249/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5420–5425, 5760–5764
Area code0492, 0493
Websitewww.gemert-bakel.nl

GeographyEdit

Population centresEdit

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gemert-Bakel, June 2015

ClimateEdit

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[6]

Climate data for Gemert-Bakel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
4
(39)
9
(49)
13
(56)
18
(64)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(57)
8
(47)
6
(43)
13
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(31)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
7
(44)
3
(38)
2
(36)
6
(42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
51
(2)
79
(3.1)
30
(1.2)
48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
51
(2)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
730
(28.9)
Average precipitation days 8.8 6.3 5.8 4 6 6.7 7.8 8.7 8.2 7 5.4 8.8 83.5
Source: Weatherbase [7]

CastleEdit

In the centre of Gemert stands a castle of which the oldest parts date back to the Late Middle Ages, although it has been rebuilt a couple of times. It was founded by German knights who lived in the castle for several hundred years, however these days it is occupied by monks and nuns. The predecessor of this castle was a motte-and-bailey located further to the west and was discovered in 1995. It is said that the townfounder Diederik van Gemert lived here.

Notable PeopleEdit

 
portrait of Macropedius, 1572
  • Georgius Macropedius (1487 in Gemert - 1558) a Dutch humanist and schoolmaster
  • Lawrence Torrentinus (1499 in Gemert – 1563) a Dutch-Italian humanist, typographer and printer for Cosimo I de' Medici, Duke of Florence
  • Jan van Gemert (1921 in Gemert – 1991) a Dutch painter, graphic artist, sculptor, glass artist and ceramist
  • Wim Verstappen (1937 in Gemert – 2004) a Dutch film director and producer, television director, and screen writer [8]
  • Frans van der Hoff (born 1939 in De Rips) a Dutch missionary who helped launch Max Havelaar the first Fairtrade label in 1988
  • Haico Scharn (born 1945 in Gemert) a retired Dutch middle-distance runner, competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Victor Allis (born 1965 in Gemert) a Dutch computer scientist and academic
  • Ben Gall (born 1948 in Eindhoven) a Dutch entrepreneur who founded several high tech companies in NL and the USA. Collects modern art and has been supporting the Arts for decades. Now retired and living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

TriviaEdit

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[9]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1997" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1997]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gemert-Bakel. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 5421CV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Gemert-Bakel
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on June 3, 2013.
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 10 September 2019
  9. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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