Gooise Meren

Gooise Meren (pronounced [ˈɣoːi̯sə ˈmeːrə(n)]) is a municipality in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands. It has about 56,000 inhabitants and covers an area of about 77 km2 (30 sq mi).

Gooise Meren
Coat of arms of Gooise Meren
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Gooise Meren in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 5°10′00″E / 52.2833°N 5.1667°E / 52.2833; 5.1667Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 5°10′00″E / 52.2833°N 5.1667°E / 52.2833; 5.1667
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Established1 January 2016[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHan ter Heegde (VVD)
Area
 • Total75.22 km2 (29.04 sq mi)
 • Land41.59 km2 (16.06 sq mi)
 • Water33.63 km2 (12.98 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total57,715
 • Density1,388/km2 (3,590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1398–1406, 1410–1414
Area code0294, 035
Websitegooisemeren.nl
Map of the municipality of Gooise Meren

Gooise Meren has existed since 2016. It is a merger of the former municipalities of Bussum, Muiden and Naarden. Eastern (Naarden area) and southern part (Bussum area) of the municipality lie within the Gooi region, western part (Muiden area) lies within the Vechtstreek region.

The very northern part of the Utrecht Hill Ridge, lake Naardermeer and artificial island Pampus are situated within its boundaries.

Gooise Meren borders in the northwest on lake IJmeer, in the northeast on lake Gooimeer. The Vecht river empties into the IJmeer at Muiden, and also the northern end of the former Hollandic Water Line ends in Muiden.

PoliticsEdit

The municipal council consists of 31 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 8 seats
  • CDA - 5 seats
  • D66 - 5 seats
  • PvdA - 4 seats
  • GroenLinks - 3 seats
  • 50PLUS - 2 seats
  • Hart voor Bussum - 2 seats
  • Gooise Ouderen Partij - 2 seats

The municipal executive consists of a mayor (Han ter Heegde, VVD) and five aldermen (2 VVD, 1 CDA, 1 D66, 1 GroenLinks).

Notable peopleEdit

 
Job de Ruiter, 1980
 
Tessa de Loo, 1983

SportEdit

 
Marlous Pieëte, 2016
 
Ferry Weertman, 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2016" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2016]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Burgemeester Han ter Heegde" [Mayor Han ter Heegde] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gooise Meren. Archived from the original on 10 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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 05 March 2020
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 05 March 2020
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 05 March 2020
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 05 March 2020

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