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Goirle (pronounced [ˈɣoːrlə] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Part of the suburban area of the city of Tilburg, it shares with it its phone area code and public transport system.

Goirle
Goirle town centre
Goirle town centre
Flag of Goirle
Flag
Coat of arms of Goirle
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Goirle in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMark van Stappershoef (CDA)
Area
 • Total42.34 km2 (16.35 sq mi)
 • Land42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)
 • Water0.27 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total23,386
 • Density556/km2 (1,440/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Goirlenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5050–5053, 5133
Area code013
Websitewww.goirle.nl

The municipality also includes the villages of Breehees and Riel.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Goirle, June 2015

Notable peopleEdit

Sport

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mevr. M.G. Rijsdorp" (in Dutch). Gemeente Goirle. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 5051LT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

See alsoEdit

  • Van Gool, a Dutch surname meaning "from Goirle".

External linksEdit