Former city hall of Budel
Location in North Brabant
|Established||1 January 1997|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Roland van Kessel (VVD)|
|• Total||78.05 km2 (30.14 sq mi)|
|• Land||76.45 km2 (29.52 sq mi)|
|• Water||1.60 km2 (0.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||28 m (92 ft)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Cranendonck (pronounced [ˈkraːnə(n)dɔŋk] (
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