Lopik

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Lopik
Municipality
Canal through Polsbroek
Canal through Polsbroek
Flag of Lopik
Flag
Coat of arms of Lopik
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lopik in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRenate Westerlaken-Loos (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total78.98 km2 (30.49 sq mi)
 • Land75.75 km2 (29.25 sq mi)
 • Water3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation[3]0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total14,000
 • Density185/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode3405–3415
Area code0182, 030, 0348
Websitewww.lopik.nl
 
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Lopik
Municipality
Canal through Polsbroek
Canal through Polsbroek
Flag of Lopik
Flag
Coat of arms of Lopik
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lopik in a municipal map of Utrecht
Location in Utrecht
Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950Coordinates: 51°58′N 4°57′E / 51.967°N 4.950°E / 51.967; 4.950
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
Government[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRenate Westerlaken-Loos (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total78.98 km2 (30.49 sq mi)
 • Land75.75 km2 (29.25 sq mi)
 • Water3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Elevation[3]0 m (0 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total14,000
 • Density185/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode3405–3415
Area code0182, 030, 0348
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.

Population centres[edit]

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 residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en Wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lopik. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 3411CH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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