Gemert-Bakel

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Gemert-Bakel
Municipality

Ridderplein Gemert P1050897.JPG

Gemert town centre
Gemert-Bakel vlag.svg
Flag
Coat of arms of Gemert-Bakel.svg
Coat of arms
Map - NL - Municipality code 1652 (2009).svg
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°33′N5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683 Coordinates: 51°33′N5°41′E / 51.550°N 5.683°E / 51.550; 5.683
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Established 1 January 1997 [1]
Government [2]
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Michiel van Veen (VVD)
Area [3]
  Total 123.34 km2 (47.62 sq mi)
  Land 122.53 km2 (47.31 sq mi)
  Water 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation [4] 15 m (49 ft)
Population (August 2017) [5]
  Total 30,252
  Density 247/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5420–5425, 5760–5764
Area code 0492, 0493
Website www.gemert-bakel.nl

Gemert-Bakel ( Loudspeaker.svg   pronunciation  ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands.

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

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.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate 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 Belgium, Germany 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.

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Geography

Population centres

Bakel is a village east of Helmond and Eindhoven in southern part of the Netherlands. The total population is approximately 5,000. Until the late 1990s it formed the municipality of Bakel and Milheeze together with Milheeze and De Rips. In 1997 Bakel merged with the larger Gemert municipality.

De Rips is a village east of Helmond and Eindhoven in southern part of the Netherlands. Until the late 1990s it formed the municipality of Bakel and Milheeze alongside Milheeze and Bakel, but in 1997 it was forced to merge with the larger Gemert municipality.

Gemert is a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel.

Topography

Gem-Gemert-Bakel-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Gemert-Bakel, June 2015

Climate

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate). [6]

Oceanic climate a type of climate characterised by cool summers and cool winters

An oceanic climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features mild summers and mild winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates. Oceanic climates are defined as having a monthly mean temperature below 22 °C (72 °F) in the warmest month, and above 0 °C (32 °F) in the coldest month.

Climate data for Gemert-Bakel
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
4
(39)
9
(49)
13
(56)
18
(64)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(57)
8
(47)
6
(43)
13
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(31)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
12
(54)
10
(50)
7
(44)
3
(38)
2
(36)
6
(42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
50
(2)
79
(3.1)
30
(1.2)
48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
89
(3.5)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
50
(2)
48
(1.9)
61
(2.4)
734
(28.9)
Average precipitation days 8.8 6.3 5.8 4 6 6.7 7.8 8.7 8.2 7 5.4 8.8 83.5
Source: Weatherbase [7]

Castle

In the centre of Gemert stands a castle of which the oldest parts date back to the Late Middle Ages, although it has been rebuilt a couple of times. It was founded by German knights who lived in the castle for several hundred years, however these days it is occupied by monks and nuns. The predecessor of this castle was a motte-and-bailey located further to the west and was discovered in 1995. It is said that the townfounder Diederik van Gemert lived here.

Late Middle Ages period of European history generally comprising the 14th and 15th centuries

The Late Middle Ages or Late Medieval Period was the period of European history lasting from 1250 to 1500 AD. The Late Middle Ages followed the High Middle Ages and preceded the onset of the early modern period.

People from Gemert

Humanist Georgius Macropedius is one of the notable people to have been born in Gemert, and a school and park have been named after him.

Macropedius Dutch humanist

Georgius Macropedius, also known as Joris van Lanckvelt, was a Dutch humanist, schoolmaster and 'the greatest Latin playwright of the 16th century'.

Trivia

The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch). [8]

East Brabantian

East Brabantian is one of the main divisions of the Brabantian dialect groups which the Woordenboek van de Brabantse Dialecten recognizes. East Brabantian dialects are mainly spoken in the eastern part of the province of North Brabant. In the classifications of Brabantian is recognized it as a separate dialect group. Sometimes it is called Meierijs, after the Bailiwick of Den Bosch.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

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References

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  2. "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gemert-Bakel. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  3. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Postcodetool for 5421CV". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. Climate Summary for Gemert-Bakel
  7. "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on June 3, 2013.
  8. Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN   9012090105