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Woudrichem

Woudrichem
City and municipality
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Flag of Woudrichem
Flag
Coat of arms of Woudrichem
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Woudrichem in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates:
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arie Noordergraaf (acting) (SGP)
Area[2]
 • Total 51.70 km2 (19.96 sq mi)
 • Land 49.34 km2 (19.05 sq mi)
 • Water 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 14,410
 • Density 292/km2 (760/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Woudrichemmer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4280–4288
Area code 0183
Website .nl.woudrichemwww

Woudrichem (Dutch pronunciation: ; Brabantian: Woerkum) is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Government 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Fish Market of Woudrichem (c. 1850) by Jan Weissenbruch

The city of Woudrichem was granted city rights in 1356.

Geography

2013 map of the municipality

The municipality is located at in the north of North Brabant just south of the center of the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Land van Heusden en Altena.

The city of Woudrichem is the largest settlement in the municipality. It is situated on the southbank of where the rivers Waal and Afgedamde Maas join to form the Boven Merwede. The other population centres in the municipality are:

Government

The municipal council of Woudrichem has 15 members. The mayor is Arie Noordergraaf of the Reformed Political Party (SGP).[1]

References

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External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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