West Maas en Waal

West Maas en Waal
Church in Boven-Leeuwen
Church in Boven-Leeuwen
Flag of West Maas en Waal
Coat of arms of West Maas en Waal
Highlighted position of West Maas en Waal in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°31′E / 51.883°N 5.517°E / 51.883; 5.517Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°31′E / 51.883°N 5.517°E / 51.883; 5.517
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Established1984
Government
[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorVincent van Neerbos (PvdA)
Area
[2]
 • Total85.21 km2 (32.90 sq mi)
 • Land76.76 km2 (29.64 sq mi)
 • Water8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total19,581
 • Density255/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6620–6621, 6626–6629, 6657–6659
Area code0487
Websitewww.westmaasenwaal.nl

West Maas en Waal (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋɛst ˈmaːs ɛn ˈʋaːl] (listen)) is a municipality in the Dutch province of Gelderland.

The municipality covers the western part of the Land van Maas en Waal [nl], an island located between the Meuse and Waal rivers.

Population centres

Topography

2013-WestMaasenWaal.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of West Maas en Waal, 2013.

Demographics

Notable people

Samuel Story, 1811
  • Samuel Story (1752 in Maasbommel – 1811) vice admiral of the Batavian Republic Navy
  • Jona Lendering (born 1964 in Beneden-Leeuwen) historian and the author of books on antiquity, Dutch history and modern management
  • Marco Pastors (born 1965 in Beneden-Leeuwen) civil servant and former politician
  • Iris van Herpen (born 1984 in Wamel) fashion designer, known for fusing technology with traditional Couture craftsmanship

Sport

  • Jan van Deinsen (born 1953) a retired football midfielder, 276 caps
  • Ivo den Bieman (born 1967 in Wamel) retired footballer, played mainly in Scotland with about 260 caps
  • Arno van Zwam (born 1969 in Beneden-Leeuwen) former football goalkeeper, over 300 caps

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "College van burgemeester en wethouders" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente West Maas en Waal. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6658AG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Volksgezondheidenzorg.info".

External links

  • Media related to West Maas en Waal at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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