Overbetuwe

Overbetuwe (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It was formed on 1 January 2001 as a merger of three former municipalities: Elst, Heteren and Valburg. Overbetuwe is bordered in the north by the river Rhine and in the south by the river Waal. The city hall is located in Elst, the largest town in the municipality. Together with eighteen other municipalities it forms the 'Knooppunt Arnhem-Nijmegen' (English: 'Arnhem-Nijmegen conurbation'), or simply 'KAN', which is a regional collaboration.

Overbetuwe
Overbetuwe town hall
Overbetuwe town hall
Flag of Overbetuwe
Flag
Coat of arms of Overbetuwe
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Overbetuwe in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°55′N 5°51′E / 51.917°N 5.850°E / 51.917; 5.850Coordinates: 51°55′N 5°51′E / 51.917°N 5.850°E / 51.917; 5.850
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Established1 January 2001[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorToon van Asseldonk
Area
 • Total115.08 km2 (44.43 sq mi)
 • Land109.19 km2 (42.16 sq mi)
 • Water5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[5]
 • Total47,543
 • Density435/km2 (1,130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6660–6662, 6665–6668, 6670–6678
Area code026, 0481, 0488
Websitewww.overbetuwe.nl
Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Overbetuwe, June 2015

TownsEdit

Town Inhabitants (2015)
Andelst 1650
Driel 4205
Elst 21554
Hemmen 184
Herveld 3015
Heteren 5109
Homoet 76
Loenen 47
Oosterhout (partly) 2337
Randwijk 1435
Slijk-Ewijk 479
Valburg 1780
Zetten 5002

TransportationEdit

Because of its central location between the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, many inhabitants of Overbetuwe commute between these cities. Three major highways are situated in the municipality; the A50, A15 and A325. Overbetuwe has two railway stations: Elst and Zetten-Andelst. Besides these two existing railway lines, a controversial freight line called the Betuweroute has been operational from 2007.

PoliticsEdit

The gemeenteraad (city council) of Overbetuwe consists of 29 seats. Below is the composition of the city council since 2000:

Gemeenteraadszetels
Party 2000 2006 2010 2014 2018[6]
CDA 7 7 7 13 9
PvdA 3 6 4 1 2
D66 4 3 5 5 4
VVD 3 3 5 2 3
Gemeentebelangen - 5 5 4 4
GroenLinks 2 2 2 2 4
ChristenUnie 1 1 1 1 1
Over-Betuwe Lokaal* 3 - - - -
Dorpslijst Elst* 2 - - - -
Burger Belangen Overbetuwe - - - 1 2
SGP - - - - -
Total 27 27 29 29 29

GalleryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

 
H.P.G. Quack, 1899

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2001" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2001]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling" [Members] (in Dutch). Gemeente Overbetuwe. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  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 6661EH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ De Gelderlander, voorlopige verkiezingsuitslag 2018
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 10 March 2020

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