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Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It had a population of 47,551 in 2017 and is located near the motorways A59 and N261. The villages of Capelle, Vrijhoeve-Capelle, Sprang (the former municipality of Sprang-Capelle) and Waspik together with the city of Waalwijk form the municipality of Waalwijk. The city has an old town center, which has recently been modernized.

Waalwijk
Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Flag of Waalwijk
Flag
Coat of arms of Waalwijk
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Waalwijk in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°4′E / 51.683°N 5.067°E / 51.683; 5.067
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorNol Kleijngeld (PvdA)
Area
 • Total67.65 km2 (26.12 sq mi)
 • Land64.59 km2 (24.94 sq mi)
 • Water3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total47,551
 • Density736/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Waalwijker
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5140–5146, 5160–5165
Area code0416
Websitewww.waalwijk.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Waalwijk, July 2013

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Population centersEdit

The city of WaalwijkEdit

Waalwijk is a city in North Brabant that lies between Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch. Waalwijk used to be known for its shoe business.

Waalwijk was granted city rights in 1303. The professional football team RKC plays in Waalwijk.

Waalwijk is also known for an event in the city and surroundings: the "80 van de langstraat", held every September, in which a few thousand people make an 80-km walk through all towns that are part of the Langstraat region.

Some other events:

Town hall and city centre.

GalleryEdit

Notable people from WaalwijkEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Waalwijk is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Drs. A.M.P. Kleijngeld" (in Dutch). Gemeente Waalwijk. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 5141PA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28. External link in |publisher= (help)

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