Street through Dongen
Location in North Brabant
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Marina Starmans-Gelijns (VVD)|
|• Total||29.74 km2 (11.48 sq mi)|
|• Land||29.24 km2 (11.29 sq mi)|
|• Water||0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|• Density||891/km2 (2,310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Dongen (pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality and a village in the southern Netherlands. In the past it was home to a profitable leather industry, to which a few old shoe factories in the town's older sections still testify. The town is formed near a small river called "Donge" (about ten feet across), the water of which was used extensively for the leather industry. The Aerts Automobile was built here in 1899.
Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Dongen, June 2015
The municipal council consists of 21 chairs. You can find the composition of the council since 1998 below:
|Seats municipal council|
|People's Party Dongen||7||7||5||4||9|
- Theodorus Marinus Roest (1832–1898) a numismatist and conservator of the Teylers Museum
- Laurens van Kuik (1889 in 's Gravenmoer – 1963) a teacher and then an autodidact painter.
- Karel Willemen (born 1967) a Dutch designer, contributed to the fantasy-themed amusement park Efteling
- Kelly van Zon (born 1987) a table tennis player
- Nadine Broersen (born 1990) a Dutch track and field athlete in the heptathlon and high jump
- Anne Haast (born 1993) chess player, Woman Grandmaster
- "Burgemeester René (M.F.A.) van Diessen" (in Dutch). Gemeente Dongen. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Postcodetool for 5104JJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "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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