Location in Gelderland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jan de Boer (D66)|
|• Total||142.92 km2 (55.18 sq mi)|
|• Land||134.26 km2 (51.84 sq mi)|
|• Water||8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||196/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Parts of 4000 and 4100 ranges
|Area code||0344, 0345|
A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished (usually) from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.
The Netherlands, also called Holland, is a country located in Northwestern Europe with some overseas territories in the Caribbean. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.
Buren is located in Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands. It is part of the landscape of Betuwe, a very fertile strip of land between two branches of Rhine-Meuse Delta, the Nederrijn in the north and the Waal in the south.
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Population centers include:
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The earliest known settlement of the region occurred as early as 772. : Sint Lambertus) became Calvinist Reformed Protestant.[ citation needed ]The castle was built by the Lords of Buren and was first mentioned in 1298. The town was granted city rights in 1395 by Sir Alard IV of Buren which led to the construction of a defensive wall and a moat, significant portions of which still stand. In 1492, the region was promoted to a county (i.e. a territory ruled by a count) but had limited economic influence due to its geographic isolation. By 1574, the previously Catholic parish church of Saint-Lambert (Dutch
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The current municipality is the result of 2 mergers. On 1 January 1978, the municipalities of Beusichem, Zoelen, and part of Buurmalsen were added to the existing municipality of Buren, that was formed in the mid 19th century. On 1 January 1999, Buren was enlarged with the addition of the municipalities of Lienden and Maurik.
Buren has two museums:
The Marechaussee Museum or Royal Marechaussee Museum is a museum on the history of the Royal Marechaussee of the Netherlands from its foundation by William I of the Netherlands on 26th October 1814 until the present day. It is based in the former Koninklijk Weeshuis in Buren, originally opened as an orphanage on 26 May 1612 by Maria van Nassau and remaining in that role until 1953.
It is also home to De Prins Van Oranje, a restored windmill.
The title "Count or Countess of Buren and Leerdam" is held by the Dutch monarchy due to Prince William of Orange's marriage to the Countess of Buren, Anna of Egmont, in 1551. As a result, the county and the town of Buren fall under the control of the Royal House of Orange-Nassau.
Buren is twinned with:
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