Oisterwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːstərˌʋɛik] (listen)) is a municipality and a city in the south of the Netherlands.

Oisterwijk (Déber land)
Gazebo in Oisterwijk
Gazebo in Oisterwijk
Flag of Oisterwijk (Déber land)
Coat of arms of Oisterwijk (Déber land)
Highlighted position of Oisterwijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°12′E / 51.583°N 5.200°E / 51.583; 5.200Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°12′E / 51.583°N 5.200°E / 51.583; 5.200
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHans Janssen (CDA)
Area
 • Total65.13 km2 (25.15 sq mi)
 • Land63.84 km2 (24.65 sq mi)
 • Water1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total26,140
 • Density409/km2 (1,060/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Oisterwijker
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5059–5066
Area code013
Websiteoisterwijk.nl

Population centresEdit

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, 2021

TransportationEdit

CityEdit

Oisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Part of the municipality of Oisterwijk includes the 'Oisterwijkse bossen en vennen' (Oisterwijk forests and fens) and the 'Kampina', two nature reserves. The reserves are owned and kept by the 'Vereniging Natuurmonumenten' (Nature Monuments Society).

Notable peopleEdit

 
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, 2018

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Oisterwijk. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  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 5061HX". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5 (1913), Nicolaus Van Esch retrieved 08 November 2019

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