Veldhoven

Veldhoven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɛltˌɦoːvə(n)] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town on the Gender stream in the southern Netherlands, located in the Metropoolregio Eindhoven just southwest of Eindhoven.

Veldhoven
Church in Veldhoven
Church in Veldhoven
Flag of Veldhoven
Flag
Coat of arms of Veldhoven
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Veldhoven in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°25′N 5°24′E / 51.417°N 5.400°E / 51.417; 5.400Coordinates: 51°25′N 5°24′E / 51.417°N 5.400°E / 51.417; 5.400
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorLetty Demmers-van der Geest (acting) (D66)
Area
 • Total31.89 km2 (12.31 sq mi)
 • Land31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
 • Water0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Elevation22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total45,337
 • Density1,431/km2 (3,710/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Veldhovenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5500–5509
Area code040
Websitewww.veldhoven.nl

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch topographic map of Veldhoven (town), Dec. 2013

Population centresEdit

The modern town of Veldhoven is an agglomeration of formerly rural villages that in the twentieth century grew together to form one large suburban area catering to Eindhoven commuter needs. The villages are Veldhoven proper to the southwest, Meerveldhoven to the southeast, Oerle to the west and Zeelst to the northeast. A new city center was constructed between Zeelst and Veldhoven.

EconomyEdit

Veldhoven is home to the headquarters of the manufacturer of high-tech (semiconductor) lithography equipment ASML. ASML occupies the tallest building (83 meters) in Veldhoven. The municipality features a large industrial and office area along the Gender, which also includes the second-largest hospital in the Eindhoven urban region, Máxima Medisch Centrum.

Veldhoven CentrumEdit

Veldhoven Centrum has 113 commercial shops with famous brands covering food restaurants, daily groceries, fashion products, Jewelry and banks. The Centrum has services such as Library Veldhoven, Municipality of Veldhoven, Trigion security City and VVV Veldhoven. The Veldhoven shops open at 11 AM every Monday. The Centrum has Week Market every Monday for fruit and produce.

CultureEdit

The yearly festival Cult en Tumult offers a varied program of art and culture in the broadest sense. Theatre De Schalm is near the City Centrum.

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[5]

Town councilEdit

The current town council of Veldhoven was elected at the Dutch 2018 local elections.

Council seats[6][7][8][9]
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
VSA 5 8 8 7 6
GBV 3 5 4 5 6
VVD 5 4 4 5 5
CDA 7 7 5 4 4
D66 1 0 0 2 3
PvdA 3 3 6 3 2
Samenwerkend Veldhoven 0 0 0 1 1
SP 3 0 0 0 0
Total 27 27 27 27 27

TransportEdit

Eindhoven Airport is located nearby Veldhoven on the border with Eindhoven in subdivision Meerhoven and is situated on the A2 and A67 motorways. Veldhoven is not connected to the Dutch railway system; nearby Eindhoven is.

See alsoEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
DJ Zany, 2014

SportEdit

 
Anton Geurts, 1968

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veldhoven. Retrieved 6 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 5501KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 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. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105
  6. ^ NRC Handelsblad (2002) Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen 6 maart 2002 Veldhoven
  7. ^ Gemeente Veldhoven (2006) Uitslag verkiezingen Archived 2008-09-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Volkskrant (2010)Uitslagen verkiezingen Gemeenteraad 2010
  9. ^ Website Veldhoven (2014)Uitslagen verkiezingen Gemeenteraad 2014
  10. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 24 December 2019

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