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Hilvarenbeek (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.

Hilvarenbeek
Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Former brewery in Hilvarenbeek
Flag of Hilvarenbeek
Flag
Coat of arms of Hilvarenbeek
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Hilvarenbeek in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°8′E / 51.483°N 5.133°E / 51.483; 5.133
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRyan Palmen (VVD)
Area
 • Total96.49 km2 (37.25 sq mi)
 • Land94.93 km2 (36.65 sq mi)
 • Water1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total15,362
 • Density162/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5080–5089
Area code013
Websitewww.hilvarenbeek.nl

The biggest tourist attraction is called Beekse Bergen, consisting of a safari park, amusement park/playground, holiday bungalow park, and camping parks.

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Population centresEdit

The municipality of Hilvarenbeek also includes the following villages with their own churches:

In addition, the following parts were historically separate, but are nowadays more like neighbourhoods: Beerten, Driehuizen, Dun, Gorp, Groenstraat, Groot Loo, Grote Voort, Hoog Spul, Hoogeind, Klein Loo, Kleine Voort, Laag Spul, Rovert, Slibbroek and Westerwijk.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Hilvarenbeek, June 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hilvarenbeek. Retrieved 29 May 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 5081CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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