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Clockwise from top left: City hall, Saint Martin church, Gasthuis Tower, Gothic house
Clockwise from top left: City hall, Saint Martin church, Gasthuis Tower, Gothic house
Flag of Zaltbommel
Coat of arms of Zaltbommel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Zaltbommel in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Albert van den Bosch (VVD)
 • Total 89.04 km2 (34.38 sq mi)
 • Land 79.61 km2 (30.74 sq mi)
 • Water 9.43 km2 (3.64 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 27,242
 • Density 342/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5300–5311, 5315–5318
Area code 0418
Website .nl.zaltbommelwww

Zaltbommel (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands.

Zaltbommel was expanded to its current size on 1 January 1999, by a merger of the municipalities of Brakel, Kerkwijk and Zaltbommel. The municipality is situated in the heart of the Netherlands, close to the A2 Motorway, the railway line from Utrecht to 's-Hertogenbosch and the rivers Waal and Maas.


Dutch Topographic map of Zaltbommel, Sept. 2014

Dutch Topographic map of Zaltbommel (municipality), Sept. 2014

Population centres

The municipality, consists of 13 population centres and had a population of 27,242 in 2014.
Name Population
Aalst 1914 1908
Bern 39 38
Brakel 2893 2882
Bruchem 1676 1671
Delwijnen 368 366
Gameren 2104 2121
Kerkwijk 496 507
Nederhemert 1497 1496
Nieuwaal 701 710
Poederoijen 943 961
Zaltbommel 11934 11877
Zuilichem 1640 1650
Total 26205 26187

The city of Zaltbommel

The town of Zaltbommel was first mentioned as "Bomela" in the year 850. Zaltbommel received city rights in 1231 and these were renewed in 1316.

Notable residents

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