Sint-Michielsgestel (municipality)

Sint-Michielsgestel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsɪnt miˌxilsˈxɛstəl] (listen)) is a municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands. It is named for the village of Sint-Michielsgestel located within its boundaries.

Sint-Michielsgestel
Town hall of Sint-Michielsgestel
Town hall of Sint-Michielsgestel
Flag of Sint-Michielsgestel
Coat of arms of Sint-Michielsgestel
Highlighted position of Sint-Michielsgestel in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°38′N 5°21′E / 51.633°N 5.350°E / 51.633; 5.350Coordinates: 51°38′N 5°21′E / 51.633°N 5.350°E / 51.633; 5.350
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorHan Looijen (VVD)
Area
 • Total59.34 km2 (22.91 sq mi)
 • Land58.38 km2 (22.54 sq mi)
 • Water0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total28,991
 • Density497/km2 (1,290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5258, 5270–5275, 5290–5294
Area code073
Websitesint-michielsgestel.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Sint-Michielsgestel, June 2015

Population centresEdit

Smaller townships, also part of Sint-Michielsgestel, are: Besselaar, Doornhoek, Haanwijk, Hal, Halder, De Bus, De Hogert, De Loofaart, Heikantse Hoeve, Hersend, Hezelaar, Hoek, Kerkeind, Laar, Maaskantje, Middelrode [nl], Nijvelaar, Plein, Poeldonk [nl], Ruimel, Tielse Hoeve, Wielsche Hoeven, Wamberg [nl] and Woud.

Contemporary Sint-MichielsgestelEdit

The municipality consists of a number of villages and rural areas just south and south east of 's-Hertogenbosch. Most inhabitants are commuters preferring to live in these quite villages, while working elsewhere. There is little industrial activity in the villages, but the agricultural sector is certainly important.

Sint-Michielsgestel and Gemonde are in the drainage basin of the river Dommel. Den Dungen, Berlicum and Middelrode are in that of the Aa (Meuse) and the Zuid-Willemsvaart. It makes that there are very few roads connecting these two groups of settlements.

HistoryEdit

The current municipality Sint-Michielsgestel was created in 1996. That year the municipalities of Sint-Michielsgestel, Den Dungen (est. 1810) and Berlicum (est. 1238) were merged. The entire village of Gemonde, which had previously been part of Boxtel, Sint-Michielsgestel, Sint-Oedenrode and Schijndel, was added to the new municipality.

Local governmentEdit

The municipal council of Sint-Michielsgestel consists of 21 seats, which are divided as follows after the municipal elections of March 16 2012:[5]

  • Local Political Alliance (Plaatselijke Politieke Alliantie) - 7 seats
  • CDA - 4 seats
  • Dorpsgoed - 3 seats
  • GroenLinks/PvdA - 2 seats
  • De Gestelse Coalitie - 2 seats
  • VVD - 2 seats
  • D66 - 1 seat

At the moment, the municipal board (college van burgemeester en wethouders) is formed by the Local Political Alliance, CDA and GroenLinks/PvdA.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Gerrit Braks, 1984

SportEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling College van B en W" [Members board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Sint-Michielsgestel. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 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 5271GC". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 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. ^ "Alle verkiezingsuitslagen voor Sint Michielsgestel (2011-2021) (Update 2021!)". 4 December 2021.
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 30 March 2020

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