Laren, North Holland

Laren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːrə(n)] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. Located in the Gooi region, it is the oldest town in the area. Together with its neighbor Blaricum, Laren is one of the most affluent towns in the Netherlands.[5]

Laren
Laren town centre
Laren town centre
Flag of Laren
Flag
Coat of arms of Laren
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Laren in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°14′E / 52.250°N 5.233°E / 52.250; 5.233Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°14′E / 52.250°N 5.233°E / 52.250; 5.233
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorNanning Mol [nl] (VVD)
Area
 • Total12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Land12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Water0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total11,195
 • Density902/km2 (2,340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Laarder, Larenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1250–1252
Area code035
Websitewww.laren.nl
Topographic map of Laren, 2015

Nationally, Laren is well known for its history as a late 19th-century art colony, preserved in the museum Singer Laren, its retirement home for elderly artists Rosa Spier Huis, as well as its wide array of shops. Laren is part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area, situated east of Amsterdam.

GovernmentEdit

The municipal council of Laren consists of 15 seats, which since 2014 are divided as follows:

  • Larens Behoud – 5 seats
  • VVD – 3 seats
  • Liberaal Laren – 2 seats
  • CDA – 2 seats
  • D66 – 2 seats
  • PvdA – 1 seats

DemographicsEdit

In 2007, Laren had the following demographic data:

  • Birth rate: 7.29 per 1,000
  • Death rate: 17.94 per 1,000
  • NGR: -1.07% per year[6]

In August 2017, there were 11,135 inhabitants in Laren. The municipality has a population density of 897/km2 (2,320/sq mi).

Notable residentsEdit

 
Maria Montessori

The artsEdit

Public serviceEdit

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester N. Mol" (in Dutch). Gemeente Laren. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1251NA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Vermogen van huishoudens opnieuw gestegen". CBS (in Dutch). 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  6. ^ Statline.cbs.nl, Laren page.
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 January 2020
  8. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 January 2020
  9. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 January 2020

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