Cuijk

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Cuijk
Overzicht - Cuijk - 20341941 - RCE.jpg
Monumental church in Cuijk
Flag of Cuijk.svg
Flag
Coat of arms of Cuijk.svg
Coat of arms
Map - NL - Municipality code 1684 (2009).svg
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°44′N5°53′E / 51.733°N 5.883°E / 51.733; 5.883 Coordinates: 51°44′N5°53′E / 51.733°N 5.883°E / 51.733; 5.883
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government
[1]
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Wim Hillenaar (CDA)
Area
[2]
  Total57.07 km2 (22.03 sq mi)
  Land51.29 km2 (19.80 sq mi)
  Water5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
12 m (39 ft)
Population
(August 2017) [4]
  Total24,814
  Density484/km2 (1,250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cuijkenaar
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5430–5437, 5439
Area code 0485
Website www.cuijk.nl

Cuijk (Dutch pronunciation: [kœyk] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a municipality and a town in upper southeastern Netherlands of pre-historic origin. Its existence is recorded on the Roman roadmap Tabula Peutingeriana under the name of Ceuclum. Cuijk is twinned with Maldon in Essex, UK. It is a big commuter town with very good public transport services to nearby Nijmegen. The nearest hospital is at Boxmeer and the nearest international airport is situated in the German town of Weeze. Cuijk has a railway station on the Nijmegen to Venlo railway.

Municipality An administrative division having corporate status and usually some powers of self-government or jurisdiction

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<i>Tabula Peutingeriana</i> map of the road network in the Roman Empire

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Topography

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Cuijk, June 2015

Transportation

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References

  1. "College" [Board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Cuijk. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 5431BV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.