Lopik

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Lopik
Municipality

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Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°47′E / 51.967°N 4.783°E / 51.967; 4.783Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°47′E / 51.967°N 4.783°E / 51.967; 4.783
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government
Area(2006)
 • Total78.92 km2 (30.47 sq mi)
 • Land75.78 km2 (29.26 sq mi)
 • Water3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total13,991
 • Density185/km2 (480/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Websitewww.lopik.nl
 
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Lopik
Municipality

Flag

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°47′E / 51.967°N 4.783°E / 51.967; 4.783Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°47′E / 51.967°N 4.783°E / 51.967; 4.783
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government
Area(2006)
 • Total78.92 km2 (30.47 sq mi)
 • Land75.78 km2 (29.26 sq mi)
 • Water3.14 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 • Total13,991
 • Density185/km2 (480/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Websitewww.lopik.nl

Lopik (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht and close to the river Lek.

In the Netherlands, 'Lopik' is often used as a reference to the broadcasting facilities located in the eastern part of the municipality and in neighbouring IJsselstein. These include the Gerbrandy Tower, a structure that could be considered the tallest tower in Western Europe and during Christmas time the world's largest Christmas tree.

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The municipality of Lopik consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Benschop, Cabauw, Jaarsveld, Lopik, Lopikerkapel, Polsbroek, Polsbroekerdam, Uitweg, Willige Langerak, Zevender.

Topography[edit]

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Lopik, 2013.

Notable people born in Lopik[edit]

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