Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌytrɛxtsə ˈɦøːvəlrʏx]; English: Utrecht Hill Ridge) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It was formed on 1 January 2006 by merging the former municipalities of Amerongen, Doorn, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Leersum, and Maarn.
Location in Utrecht
|Established||1 January 2006|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Frits Naafs (VVD)|
|• Total||134.09 km2 (51.77 sq mi)|
|• Land||132.24 km2 (51.06 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Density||373/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
3940–3941, 3950–3959, 3970–3972
The name of the municipality is derived from the Utrecht Hill Ridge, a ridge of sandhills that covers part of the province of Utrecht. All the former municipalities that merged into Utrechtse Heuvelrug are situated on the southern part of this ridge. In this southern part lies the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, that covers 6,000 ha (15,000 acres) and was established in 2003.
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, June 2015
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