Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten

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Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten
Nuenen molen De-Roosdonck A.jpg
Windmill De Roosdonck in Nuenen
Flag of Nuenen.svg
Flag
Nuenen Gerwen en Nederwetten wapen.svg
Coat of arms
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Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°29′N5°33′E / 51.483°N 5.550°E / 51.483; 5.550 Coordinates: 51°29′N5°33′E / 51.483°N 5.550°E / 51.483; 5.550
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government
[1]
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Maarten Houben (CDA)
Area
[2]
  Total33.94 km2 (13.10 sq mi)
  Land33.72 km2 (13.02 sq mi)
  Water0.22 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (January 2019) [4]
  Total23,186
  Density688/km2 (1,780/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5670–5674
Area code 040
Website www.nuenen.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Nuenen, June 2015 Gem-Nuenenca-OpenTopo.jpg
Dutch Topographic map of Nuenen, June 2015
Water Mill at Opwetten, by Vincent van Gogh, 1884 (F48) Vincent van Gogh - Water mill at Opwetten (1884).jpg
Water Mill at Opwetten , by Vincent van Gogh, 1884 (F48)

Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten (pronounced [ˌnynə(n) ˌɣɛrʋə(n) ɛn neːdərˈʋɛtə(n)] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a municipality consisting of the larger village of Nuenen and two adjacent smaller ones. It is located in the province of Noord-Brabant, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Eindhoven, the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. From being a small farmers town of less than 1000 inhabitants around 1950 Nuenen grew steadily as ever more new employees of Philips and the Eindhoven University (TUE) chose Nuenen as their new home.

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Population centres

History

A battle fought in Nuenen during World War II was shown in an episode of the miniseries Band of Brothers. The historical battle took place there during Operation Market-Garden in September 1944.

Politics

Municipal government

As of the 2018 municipal election, The municipal council of Nuenen contains eight parties. The municipal executive consists of four coalition parties: W70 Nuenen, GreenLeft (GL), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and Naturally Nuenen (Socialist Party before), the latter of which has an independent Alderman.

PartySeats
W70 Nuenen
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
GreenLeft
Labour Party
Democrats 66
Christian Democratic Appeal
Naturally Nuenen
Combination Nuenen c.a.

Notable people

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) spent two years in Nuenen from 1883 to 1885. His father lived and worked there as the Protestant pastor in the largely catholic environment. Van Gogh lived in the small carriagehouse next to the beautiful pastor's house, which is well preserved and visited by art lovers from all over the world. Van Gogh was extremely productive in his years in Nuenen. It is referred to as his so-called dark or sombre period. Here he painted his famous painting The potato eaters as well as Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (Het uitgaan van de hervormde kerk te Nuenen). The latter painting was stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in December 2002.

Edsger Dijkstra

Edsger Dijkstra (1930–2002), Dutch computer scientist, then a professor in the Mathematics Department at the Technical University of Eindhoven, moved to a newly built house in Nuenen in 1964. Nuenen was added to the world map of computer science in 1973 when Dijkstra started to circulate his reports signed ‘Burroughs Research Fellow’ with his home address. Many thought that Burroughs, a company known at that time for the production of computers based on an innovative hardware architecture, was based in Nuenen. In fact, Dijkstra was the only research fellow of Burroughs Corporation and worked for it from home, occasionally travelling to its branches in the USA. Dijkstra moved in 1984 to the University of Austin, Texas, USA, until his retirement in the autumn of 1999. Dijkstra returned from Austin, terminally ill, to his original house in Nuenen in February 2002, where he died half a year later, on 6 August 2002. [5]

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References

  1. "College van B en W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 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 5671CK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. Krzysztof R. Apt. "OBITUARY: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (1930–2002): A Portrait of a Genius" (PDF). Formal Aspects of Computing (2002) 14: 92–98. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  6. IMDb Database retrieved 23 December 2019