Meierijstad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmɛiəˈrɛistɑt]) is a municipality in the province of North Brabant. The municipality is the result of a merger between the municipalities Schijndel, Sint-Oedenrode and Veghel in 2017. After the merger it became the largest municipality in terms of land area of North Brabant (surpassed by Altena in 2019). The town of Veghel hosts the town hall, while the municipal council holds its meetings at the former town hall of Sint-Oedenrode.

Town hall in Veghel
Town hall in Veghel
Flag of Meierijstad
Coat of arms of Meierijstad
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Meierijstad in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°29′E / 51.583°N 5.483°E / 51.583; 5.483Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°29′E / 51.583°N 5.483°E / 51.583; 5.483
ProvinceNorth Brabant
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorKees van Rooij (CDA)
 (January 2019)[1]
 • Municipality79.633
 • Density439/km2 (1,140/sq mi)
 • Uden-Veghel
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code0413, 073
Core townVeghel
• Population31.352

Population centresEdit



Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Meierijstad, 2020

Notable peopleEdit

  • Hendrik Herp (died 1477) a Dutch or Flemish Franciscan and a writer on mysticism [3]
  • Pieter de Josselin de Jong (1861 in Sint-Oedenrode – 1906) a Dutch painter from North Brabant
  • Lou Tellegen (born 1881 in Sint-Oedenrode – 1934) a Dutch stage and film actor, film director and screenwriter [4]
  • Ton Smits (1921 in Vegheland - 1981) a Dutch cartoonist and comic artist
  • Els Coppens-van de Rijt (born 1943 in Sint-Oedenrode) an artist and author from Vlierden
  • Anton Berns (born 1945 in Schijndel) a Dutch scientist researching molecular genetics
  • Hein Van de Geyn (born 1956 in Schijndel) a jazz double bassist, composer and band leader
  • Winy Maas (born 1959 in Schijndel) a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist
  • Nikki Kerkhof (born 1983 in Sint-Oedenrode) a Dutch pop singer
  • Sophie Bongers (born 1998) stage name Sophie Francis, a Dutch record producer, DJ and musician, brought up in Sint-Oedenrode


Anky van Grunsven, 2008


  1. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7 (1913), Henry Herp, retrieved 28 February 2020
  4. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 28 February 2020

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