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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.

Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Utrecht Hill Ridge
Flag of Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Flag
Coat of arms of Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Utrechtse Heuvelrug in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°2′N 5°21′E / 52.033°N 5.350°E / 52.033; 5.350Coordinates: 52°2′N 5°21′E / 52.033°N 5.350°E / 52.033; 5.350
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Established1 January 2006[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFrits Naafs (VVD)
Area
 • Total134.09 km2 (51.77 sq mi)
 • Land132.24 km2 (51.06 sq mi)
 • Water1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[5]
 • Total49,342
 • Density373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3940–3941, 3950–3959, 3970–3972
Area code0343
Websitewww.heuvelrug.nl

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NameEdit

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.

Population centresEdit

The municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Amerongen, Darthuizen, Doorn, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Leersum, Maarn, Maarsbergen, Overberg.

 

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, June 2015

TransportationEdit

Railway stations: Driebergen-Zeist, Maarn

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2006" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2006]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 3941HV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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