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Gouda, South Holland

municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands

Gouda is a town (with city rights) in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. In 2016 about 71,000 people lived there.

Gouda
Market square with gothic city hall
Market square with gothic city hall
Flag of Gouda
Flag
Coat of arms of Gouda
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Highlighted position of Gouda in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°0′40″N 4°42′40″E / 52.01111°N 4.71111°E / 52.01111; 4.71111Coordinates: 52°0′40″N 4°42′40″E / 52.01111°N 4.71111°E / 52.01111; 4.71111
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceSouth Holland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMilo Schoenmaker (VVD)
Area
 • Total18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
 • Land16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
 • Water1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total72,338
 • Density4,291/km2 (11,110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gouwenaar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
2800–2809
Area code0182
Websitewww.gouda.nl

The city is famous for its Gouda cheese and stroopwafels. The city hall was built in the 15th century.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Burgemeester Milo Schoenmaker" [Mayor Milo Schoenmaker] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gouda. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 2801JM". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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