Leende is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Heeze-Leende, approximately 12 km southeast of Eindhoven.

Leende
Village
St Petrus Banden Church
St Petrus Banden Church
Leende is located in North Brabant
Leende
Leende
Location in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands
Leende is located in Netherlands
Leende
Leende
Leende (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°20′59″N 5°33′9″E / 51.34972°N 5.55250°E / 51.34972; 5.55250Coordinates: 51°20′59″N 5°33′9″E / 51.34972°N 5.55250°E / 51.34972; 5.55250
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
MunicipalityHeeze-Leende
Area
 • Total35.30 km2 (13.63 sq mi)
Elevation25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total4,015
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5595[1]
Dialing code040

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1253 as Lieende. The etymology is unclear.[3] Leende is a village which developed in the Early Middle Ages along the Groote Aa.[4]

A church has been known to exist since 1285. The choir of St. Petrus' Banden Church dates from around 1400. The tower is from the late-15th century. The church was restored in stages during the early 20th century.[4]

Leende was home to 1,607 people in 1840.[5] Leende was a separate municipality until 1997, when it merged with Heeze.[6]

Local partsEdit

Heeze, Leende, Leenderstrijp and Sterksel.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Geldrop-Mierlo, Someren, Cranendonck, Hamont-Achel, Valkenswaard, Waalre and Eindhoven.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5595AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Leende - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Chris Kolman & Ronald Stenvert (1997). Leende (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9945 6. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Leende". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  6. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.