Woudenberg

Woudenberg
Woudenberg city hall
Woudenberg city hall
Flag of Woudenberg
Coat of arms of Woudenberg
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
[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorTitia Cnossen-Looijenga (CU)
Area
[2]
 • Total36.82 km2 (14.22 sq mi)
 • Land36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi)
 • Water0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total13,639
 • Density373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
3930–3931
Area code033
Websitewww.woudenberg.nl

Woudenberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋʌudə(m)ˌbɛr(ə)x] (listen)) is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.

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

Etymology

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

Topography

2013-Woudenberg.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Woudenberg, 2013.

Economy

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.

Tourism

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 people

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Woudenberg. Retrieved 11 April 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 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. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

External links

  • Media related to Woudenberg at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website


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