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Title: Roosendaal  
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Subject: Brabantse Stedenrij, Rucphen, Halderberge, Moerdijk, North Brabant
Collection: Cities in the Netherlands, Municipalities of North Brabant, Populated Places in North Brabant, Roosendaal
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Aerial view of Roosendaal
Aerial view of Roosendaal
Flag of Roosendaal
Coat of arms of Roosendaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Roosendaal in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jacques Niederer (VVD)
 • Total 107.16 km2 (41.37 sq mi)
 • Land 106.42 km2 (41.09 sq mi)
 • Water 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 76,959
 • Density 723/km2 (1,870/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roosendaler, Roosendaalder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4700–4709, 4724–4727
Area code 0165
Website .nl.roosendaalwww
Dutch Topographic map of Roosendaal (place), as of March 2014.

Roosendaal is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.


  • Towns/villages of the municipality 1
  • The city of Roosendaal 2
  • Transport 3
  • Medical Care 4
  • Events in Roosendaal 5
  • Notable residents 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Towns/villages of the municipality

The city of Roosendaal

Roosendaal goes back to the 12th and 13th century. The name Rosendaele was first mentioned in a document of 1268. Roosendaal was always a part of North Brabant. In the Middle Ages, Roosendaal grew as a result of the turf business, but the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) put an end to the growth. Roosendaal and Wouw were suffering from the itinerant combat troops. The troops plundered and ravaged everything they came across. For decades the countryside of Roosendaal was abandoned.

Under King Lodewijk Napoléon of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.

The leading football team of the city is RBC Roosendaal.

The official International ABBA Fan club has been based in Roosendaal since 1986, and since the turn of the century, the city has also played host to the annual convention of the International ABBA Fan Club where for one weekend every April, hundreds of people from all over the world attend the event.

Nispen merged with Roosendaal to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. On 1 January 1997 the municipalities Roosendaal en Nispen and Wouw merged into the municipality now simply known as Roosendaal.


The city serves as a regional railway hub: the Zwolle-Roosendaal Intercity service starts and ends here, the international train from Amsterdam to Brussels calls at Roosendaal, as does the Amsterdam-Vlissingen (Flushing) intercity. There is also a stop-train service to Antwerp.

Medical Care

The Bravis Ziekenhuis Roosendaal is the main general hospital for residents of Roosendaal and surrounding areas. Bravis Ziekenhuis offers specialised medical care provided by a broad team of medical specialists. Special units include: Cardiology,[5] Dermatology,[6] Gynaecology,[7] Oncology,[8] Ophthalmology [9] and Intensive Care.[10]

Events in Roosendaal

  • Carnaval
  • Draai van de Kaai cycling race
  • Annual "International ABBA Day" - A weekend-long event, normally each April, operated by ABBA's official Fan Club which is based in Roosendaal.

Notable residents


  1. ^ "Burgemeester mr. J.M.L. (Jacques) Niederer" (in Dutch). Gemeente Roosendaal. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 4701NK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
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External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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