Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k] (listen)) 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.
Square in Waalwijk with restaurants and church
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Nol Kleijngeld (PvdA)|
|• Total||67.65 km2 (26.12 sq mi)|
|• Land||64.59 km2 (24.94 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||736/km2 (1,910/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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 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:
Notable people from WaalwijkEdit
- René Mioch
- Martinus J. G. Veltman (1999 Nobel prize winner in physics, born in Waalwijk)
- Frank van Mosselveld (Dutch football player)
- Olcay Gulsen (Dutch fashion designer)
- Sander van der Linden (Dutch Professor of psychology, born in Waalwijk)
- Ariën van Weesenbeek (Drummer from the Dutch metal band Epica)
- Timo Somers (Guitar player from the Dutch metal band Delain, son of Jan Somers, with whom he has played in the Dutch band Vengeance)
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- "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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