Laarbeek

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Laarbeek
Croy Castle
Flag of Laarbeek
Flag
Coat of arms of Laarbeek
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Laarbeek in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°32′N 5°38′E / 51.533°N 5.633°E / 51.533; 5.633Coordinates: 51°32′N 5°38′E / 51.533°N 5.633°E / 51.533; 5.633
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Brabant
Established1 January 1997[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorFrank van der Meijden (CDA)
Area
 • Total56.17 km2 (21.69 sq mi)
 • Land55.35 km2 (21.37 sq mi)
 • Water0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Elevation14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total22,333
 • Density403/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
5735–5741
Area code0492, 0499
Websitewww.laarbeek.nl

Laarbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːrbeːk] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality located in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. It was formed in 1997 from the former municipalities Beek en Donk, Aarle-Rixtel and Lieshout (which included the village Mariahout). Laarbeek is part of the city region 'Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven', centered on the city of Eindhoven. The town hall is located in Beek en Donk.

Lieshout is home of the Bavaria Brewery, one of the Netherlands' largest breweries which produces for local and foreign markets.

The Croy Castle is located near the village Aarle-Rixtel.

Population centres[edit]

  • Achterbosch
  • Beemdkant
  • Broek
  • De Hei
  • Deense Hoek
  • Ginderdoor
  • Groenewoud
  • Heikant
  • Het Hool
  • Het Laar
  • 't Hof
  • Kruisschot
  • Scheepstal
  • Strijp
  • Wolfsputten

Politics[edit]

Municipal government[edit]

As of the 2018 municipal election, The municipal council of Laarbeek has five parties. The municipal executive consists of four coalition parties: De Werkgroep, Algemeen Belang Laarbeek (ABL), Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and Labour (PvdA). Each of these parties has one Alderman in the College van Burgemeester en Wethouders

Party Seats
Partij Nieuw Laarbeek
De Werkgroep
Algemeen Belang Laarbeek
Christian Democratic Appeal
Labour Party

Topography[edit]

Gem-Laarbeek-OpenTopo.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Laarbeek, June 2015.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1997" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1997]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Burgemeester Frank van der Meijden" [Frank van der Meijden] (in Dutch). Gemeente Laarbeek. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 5741GA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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