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Woudenberg is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.

Woudenberg
Woudenberg city hall
Woudenberg city hall
Flag of Woudenberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Woudenberg
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Woudenberg in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 52°5′N 5°25′E / 52.083°N 5.417°E / 52.083; 5.417Coordinates: 52°5′N 5°25′E / 52.083°N 5.417°E / 52.083; 5.417
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorTitia Cnossen-Looijenga (CU)
Area
 • Total36.82 km2 (14.22 sq mi)
 • Land36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi)
 • Water0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total12,924
 • Density354/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3930–3931
Area code033
Websitewww.woudenberg.eu

There are forests in the western part of the municipality. The Pyramid of Austerlitz is located in the municipality.

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EtymologyEdit

The name Woudenberg refers to a forested hill; nowadays the town lies in an agricultural area about 8 km south of Amersfoort.

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Woudenberg, 2013.

EconomyEdit

The main sources of income were the raising of livestock and the cultivation of tobacco. Currently, most people work out of town, mostly in the surrounding towns of Amersfoort, Utrecht and Veenendaal.

TourismEdit

 
Pyramid of Austerlitz

Because of the many attractions nearby, such as the Grebbe, the Pyramid of Austerlitz and the Henschotermeer, Woudenberg is visited by many tourists. That can also be derived from the number of tourist accommodation, which is 12.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Woudenberg. Retrieved 11 April 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 3931KK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  4. ^ "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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