Municipalities of the Netherlands

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Municipalities of the Netherlands.

All provinces of the Netherlands are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), together 458 (2006); among these we can distinguish:

  • those comprising one main city, town or village with the same name as the municipality, and possibly some additional villages; for example
    • Utrecht, comprising the city Utrecht and the villages De Meern, Haarzuilens, Vleuten.
  • those comprising several villages, none with the name of the municipality; in that case the name of the municipality may not be as well-known outside it as the villages; for example:
  • those with a double name, comprising (mainly) the two towns or villages in the name, for example:
  • those comprising a main town and additional villages, yet the municipality is not named after this town; for example:

Recent politics have led to a great number of mergers between smaller municipalities or with cities. On 1 January 2007, the following mergers will occur:

Furthermore, per 1 July 2007 Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius will become part of the Netherlands per se with a status very similar to municipalities.

All municipalities are listed in the province articles, see:


[edit] Alphabetic list

[edit] Further subdivisions

Based on a subdivision made for the 1947 census, there are ca. 2,400 quarters, subdivided in ca. 11,000 neighbourhoods.

On the other hand, there is a list of 7,000 places.

A large place consists of several quarters, but a small place is only part of a quarter.

See links below.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

For the links below, and the articles, note that they do not always reflect the 2006 situation yet.

eo:Komunumoj en Nederlando fr:Communes des Pays-Bas id:Daftar Kota Belanda nl:Lijst van Nederlandse gemeenten

Municipalities of the Netherlands

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