Roosendaal

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Roosendaal
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Aerial view of Roosendaal
Roosendaal vlag.svg
Flag
Roosendaal wapen.svg
Coat of arms
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Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°32′N4°27′E / 51.533°N 4.450°E / 51.533; 4.450 Coordinates: 51°32′N4°27′E / 51.533°N 4.450°E / 51.533; 4.450
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Government
[1]
  Body Municipal council
   Mayor Jacques Niederer (VVD)
Area
[2]
  Total107.16 km2 (41.37 sq mi)
  Land106.42 km2 (41.09 sq mi)
  Water0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (January 2019) [4]
  Total77,032
  Density724/km2 (1,880/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roosendaler, Roosendaalder
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
4700–4709, 4724–4727
Area code 0165
Website www.roosendaal.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Roosendaal, March 2014. Roosendaal-plaats-OpenTopo.jpg
Dutch Topographic map of Roosendaal, March 2014.

Roosendaal [ˈroːzə(n)daːl] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ) is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.

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Towns/villages of the municipality

The city of Roosendaal

Under King Louis Bonaparte of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.

Nispen merged with Roosendaal[ when? ] to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. On 1 January 1997 the municipalities Roosendaal en Nispen and Wouw merged into the municipality now simply known as Roosendaal.

History

Roosendaal goes back to the 12th and 13th century. The name Rosendaele was first mentioned in a document of 1268. Roosendaal was always a part of North Brabant. In the Middle Ages, Roosendaal grew as a result of the turf business, but the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) put an end to the growth as Roosendaal and Wouw were suffering from itinerant combat troops that plundered and ravaged everything they came across. For decades the countryside of Roosendaal was abandoned.

Sports

The leading football team of Roosendaal is RBC.

Military

The Korps Commandotroepen have their headquarters and main garrison, the Engelbrecht van Nassaukazerne, in Roosendaal. The Royal Marechaussee used to have a brigade in the city. The first brigade was placed in the city on 16 July 1818 and was disbanded on 1 March 1943. On 2 September 1946 the brigade returned to the city, to be disbanded again on 1 September 1989. The Marechaussee would keep a small office on the railway station, due to the station being one of few to directly lead into Belgium.

Transport

The city serves as a regional railway hub: the Zwolle-Roosendaal Intercity service starts and ends here, the international train from Amsterdam to Brussels stops at Roosendaal, as does the Amsterdam-Vlissingen (Flushing) intercity. There is also a stop-train service to Antwerp.

Medical care

The Bravis Ziekenhuis Roosendaal is the main general hospital for residents of Roosendaal and surrounding areas. Bravis Ziekenhuis offers specialised medical care provided by a broad team of medical specialists. Special units include: Cardiology, [5] Dermatology, [6] Gynaecology, [7] Oncology, [8] Ophthalmology [9] and Intensive Care. [10]

Events in Roosendaal

Notable residents

Fons Rademakers, 1986 Fons Rademakers (1986).jpg
Fons Rademakers, 1986

Sport

Harry Broos, 1928 Joaquin Miquel, Harry Broos 1928.jpg
Harry Broos, 1928

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References

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  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 4701NK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 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. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/cardiologie
  6. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/dermatologie
  7. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/gynaecologie
  8. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/interne-geneeskunde-en-maag-darm-levergeneeskunde
  9. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/oogheelkunde
  10. franciscusziekenhuis.nl/specialismen-en-afdelingen/intensive-care
  11. IMDb Database retrieved 01 March 2020
  12. IMDb Database retrieved 01 March 2020