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Encyclopedia > North Brabant
Provincie Noord-Brabant
Province of North Brabant
Coat of arms of North Brabant
Flag Coat of arms
South Holland North Holland Friesland Groningen Drenthe Flevoland Overijssel Gelderland Utrecht Limburg North Brabant Zeeland
Map: Province of North Brabant in the Netherlands About this image
Capital 's-Hertogenbosch
Largest city Eindhoven
Queen's Commissioner J.R.H. (Hanja) Maij-Weggen
Religion (1999) Protestant 7%
Catholic 67%
Area
 • Land
 • Water
 
4,919 km² (2nd)
162 km²
Population (2006)
 • Total
 • Density

2,415,946 (3rd)
491/km² (5th)
Inclusion 1815
Anthem none
ISO NL-NB
Official website www.brabant.nl

North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant, pronunciation ) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. Image File history File links North_Brabant-Flag. ... North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west. ... The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... Image File history File links Description: Map for localisazion of the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... s-Hertogenbosch ( ) (literally The Dukes Forest), colloquially known as Den Bosch ( (help· info)) — translated in French as Bois-le-Duc, in German as Herzogenbusch and in Spanish as Bolduque — is a municipality in the Netherlands, and also the capital of the province of North Brabant. ... Country Province Government  - Mayor G.Braks (CDA) Area (2006)  - Municipality 88. ... There are two levels of local government in The Netherlands, the provinces and the municipalities. ... Johanna Rika Hermanna (Hanja) Maij-Weggen (born December 29, 1943) is a Dutch politician and currently the Queens Commissioner of the province of North Brabant. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also Provinces of the Netherlands. ... An anthem is a composition to an English religious text sung in the context of an Anglican service. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... The Meuse (Maas) at Maastricht Meuse near Grave The Meuse (Dutch & German Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. ... Capital Maastricht Queens Commissioner L.J.P.M. (Leon) Frissen (governor) Religion (1999) Roman Catholic 80% Protestant 3% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,153 km² (9th) 56 km² Population (2006)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,131,938 (6th) 526/km² (4th) Inclusion 1839 Anthem In t Bronsgroen Eikenhout ISO NL-LI Official... Capital Middelburg Largest city Terneuzen Queens Commissioner Karla Peijs Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 23% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   1,788 km² (10th) 1,146 km² Population (2006)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 380,186 (11th) 213/km² (10th) Anthem Zeeuws volkslied ISO NL-ZE Official website www. ...

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History

Until the 17th century, the area that now makes up the province of North Brabant was mostly part of the Duchy of Brabant, of which the southern part is now in present-day Belgium. In the 14th and 15th century, the area experienced a golden age, especially the cities of Leuven (Louvain), Antwerp (both now in Belgium), Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch. Brabant is a former duchy in the Low Countries, and a former province of Belgium. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Flemish Brabant Arrondissement Leuven Coordinates , , Area 56. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. ... s-Hertogenbosch ( ) (literally The Dukes Forest), colloquially known as Den Bosch ( (help· info)) — translated in French as Bois-le-Duc, in German as Herzogenbusch and in Spanish as Bolduque — is a municipality in the Netherlands, and also the capital of the province of North Brabant. ...


After the Union of Utrecht was signed in 1579, Brabant became a battlefield between the Protestant Dutch Republic and Catholic Spain, which occupied the southern Netherlands. As a result of the Peace of Westphalia, the northern part of Brabant became part of the Netherlands as the territory of Staats-Brabant (State Brabant) under federal rule, in contrast to the founding provinces of the Dutch Republic which were self-governing. The Union of Utrecht (Dutch: Unie van Utrecht) is a treaty signed on January 23, 1579 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under control of Spain. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... Ratification of the Treaty of Münster. ... Types of administrative and/or political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ... This article is about federal states. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ...


Attempts to preach Protestantism failed, and the area served mainly as a military buffer zone. In 1796, when the Netherlands became the Batavian Republic, Staats-Brabant became a province as Bataafs Brabant. This status ended with the reorganisation by the French, and the area was divided over several departments. From 1795 to 1806, the Batavian Republic (Bataafse Republiek in Dutch) designated the Netherlands as a republic modeled after the French Republic, to which it was a vassal state. ...


In 1815, Belgium and the Netherlands were united in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the province of North Brabant was established, in order to distinguish it from South Brabant, in present-day Belgium, which separated from the Kingdom in 1830. This boundary between the Netherlands and Belgium is special in that it does not form a contiguous line, but there are a handful of tiny enclaves (and enclaves inside enclaves) on both sides of the border, such as Baarle-Hertog. When the province was founded, its territory was expanded with a part of the province of Holland and the former territory of Ravenstein which had previously belonged to the Duchy of Cleves, as well as several small, formerly autonomous entities. The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Limburg in 1839 1, 2 and 3 United Kingdom of the Netherlands (until 1830) 1 and 2 Kingdom of the Netherlands (after 1830) 2 Duchy of Limburg (In the German Confederacy after 1839 as compensation for Waals-Luxemburg) 3 and 4 Kingdom of Belgium (after... Location of Baarle-Hertog within the province of Antwerp Baarle-Hertog is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... This article is about a region in the Netherlands. ... Ravenstein (population: 8,466) is a city and former municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... The Duchy of Cleves (Herzogtum Kleve) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (parts of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland). ...


From the end of the 19th century, the province has grown increasingly industrialised. Textile production was centred in Tilburg and Helmond, while the town of Eindhoven has grown to the country's 5th large city thanks to the Philips and Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabriek (DAF) companies. Tilburg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ... Helmond ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Country Province Government  - Mayor G.Braks (CDA) Area (2006)  - Municipality 88. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of PACCAR. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. ...


Politics

The provincial council (Provinciale Staten) has 79 seats, and is headed by the Queen's Commissioner, currently Hanja Maij-Weggen. While the provincial council is elected by the inhabitants, the Commissioner is appointed by the Queen and the cabinet of the Netherlands. With 28 seats, the Christian-Democratic CDA is the largest party in the council. There are two levels of local government in The Netherlands, the provinces and the municipalities. ... Johanna Rika Hermanna (Hanja) Maij-Weggen (born December 29, 1943) is a Dutch politician and currently the Queens Commissioner of the province of North Brabant. ... The Christen-Democratisch App l (CDA, Christian Democratic Appeal) is a political party of the Netherlands that was established in 1980. ...


The daily affairs of the province are taken care of by the Gedeputeerde Staten, which are also headed by the Commissioner; its members (gedeputeerden) can be compared with ministers.


Municipalities

North Brabant is currently divided into 68 municipalities. Traditionally, almost every town was a separate municipality, but their number was reduced greatly in the 1990s by incorporating smaller towns into neighbouring cities or by other mergers. The municipalities in North Brabant are:

Aalburg is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Alphen-Chaam is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Asten ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Baarle-Nassau ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Bergeijk is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Bergen op Zoom is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Bernheze ( (help· info)) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Tilburg is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ... This article is about the municipality in the Netherlands. ... Bladel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Boekel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Boxmeer ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Boxtel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. ... Cranendonck is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Country Province Area (2006)  - Municipality 57. ... See also: Deurne, Belgium. ... Dongen ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Drimmelen is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Eersel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands Population centres Duizel Eersel Knegsel Steensel Vessem Wintelre External link Official website Categories: North Brabant ... Country Province Government  - Mayor G.Braks (CDA) Area (2006)  - Municipality 88. ... Etten-Leur is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Geertruidenberg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Geldrop-Mierlo is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... Gemert-Bakel is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Gilze en Rijen is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Goirle is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... Grave is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Haaren is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... Halderberge is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Heeze-Leende is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, near Eindhoven. ... Helmond ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... s-Hertogenbosch ( ) (literally The Dukes Forest), colloquially known as Den Bosch ( (help· info)) — translated in French as Bois-le-Duc, in German as Herzogenbusch and in Spanish as Bolduque — is a municipality in the Netherlands, and also the capital of the province of North Brabant. ... For other uses, see Heusden (disambiguation). ... Hilvarenbeek is a municipality and a town in the south of the Netherlands, along the border with Belgium. ... Laarbeek is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Landerd is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Lith is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Loon op Zand is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Maasdonk is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Mill en Sint Hubert is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Moerdijk is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten is a municipality consisting of the larger village of Nuenen and two adjacent smaller ones. ... Oirschot is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Oosterhout is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Oss is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. ... Reusel-De Mierden is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Roosendaal ( (help· info)) is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Rucphen is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands between Roosendaal and Etten-Leur, south of the railway, but without a train-station. ... Schijndel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Sint Anthonis is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Sint-Michielsgestel is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Sint-Oedenrode is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Someren is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Son en Breugel is a municipality in the southern Netherlands. ... Steenbergen is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Tilburg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ... Uden ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the province of Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. ... Valkenswaard is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Veghel (pronounced ) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Veldhoven is a municipality and a town on the Gender stream in the southern Netherlands, located just southwest of Eindhoven. ... Coat of arms Vught is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Waalre is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Waalwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Werkendam is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Woensdrecht is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Woudrichem is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. ... Zevenbergen is a Dutch city which is a part of the municipality of Moerdijk. ... Zundert is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ...

Geography

Like most of the Netherlands, North Brabant is mostly flat. While most of the population lives in urban areas, much of the province is uninhabited even though most of the land is cultivated. Consistent with naturally raised areas, forests, heathlands and dune areas can also be found.


The province is bordered by the Meuse River in the north. Its delta flows through the Biesbosch area, a national park. The Meuse (Maas) at Maastricht Meuse near Grave The Meuse (Dutch & German Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. ... Satellite image of the Rhine-Meuse delta, showing the Biesbosch (8) The Biesbosch (Reed Woods) is one of the largest natural parks of the Netherlands. ...


Economy

Employment is found in the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. The main agricultural products are wheat and sugar beet, while cows and pigs are held as livestock. The chief industries are automobile production, electronics (both mainly in Eindhoven), textile and shoes. The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ...


In the twentieth century, tourism has become an important sector for North Brabant, the woods and its quiet atmosphere combined with the beauty of some of the cities having proved successful. Another big tourist attraction is theme park Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, the largest of the Benelux. Tourist redirects here. ... Rollercoaster Python Castle of Sleeping Beauty Langnek, A well-known icon of Efteling theme park Haunted Castle Gondoletta and Pagode Villa Volta (madhouse) Efteling logo seen from Pagode Herald Square (Herautenplein) in the Fairy Tale Forest Efteling (Dutch: De Efteling (in English: the Efteling)) is the largest and most popular... Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. ...


See also

Campine (Dutch and Flemish Kempen) is a moor of swamp and sandy peat to the east of Antwerp, a coal-producing region with Turnhout as its main town. ...

External links

  • Official Website (in Dutch)
  • Province map showing subdivision in municipalities
  • Merger Geldrop and Mierlo 1 Jan 2004, with map, http://www.geldrop-mierlo.nl/
  • Deltaworks Online - Flood protection of North Brabant and Deltaregion
  • Tourist information region Meierij & Northeast Brabant

Coordinates: 51°40′N, 5°00′Eltt:Šiaurės Brabantas Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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North Brabant – FREE North Brabant Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information! (1048 words)
The history of the province was that of Brabant (see Brabant, duchy of) until the late 16th cent., when the Dutch revolted against the harsh Spanish rule.
As a result of the Spanish reconquest of the larger part of the duchy, Brabant was divided by the Peace of Westphalia (1648) between the Spanish (later Austrian) Netherlands and the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
In 1795, North Brabant became a province of the Netherlands.
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