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Abcoude

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Country  Netherlands
Website  www.abcoude.nl
Population  8,657 (1 Jan 2007)
Province  Utrecht
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  32.11 km²
Local time  Tuesday 9:08 AM
Municipality  De Ronde Venen
Abcoude
Weather  3°C, Wind SW at 32 km/h, 90% Humidity

Abcoude ( pronunciation ) is a town and former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. Since 2011 it has been part of the municipality of De Ronde Venen.

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Map of Abcoude, Netherlands

Population centres

The former municipality of Abcoude consisted of the villages Abcoude and Baambrugge, and the hamlet Stokkelaarsbrug.

Geography

Abcoude lies in the Province Utrecht, about 13 km southeast of (the centre of) Amsterdam, on the confluence of the Angstel River, Gein River and Holendrecht River.

In 2001, the town of Abcoude had 6431 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.28 km², and contained 2678 residences. The current approximation is over 8000.

History

Abcoude was first mentioned in a report from 1085 by the bishop of Utrecht. In this document the residents of Abcoude were named ’habitatores de Abecenwalde’. In 1672 most of the town was burned down by the French. In 1820 Abcoude had 1100 inhabitants.

The municipality of Abcoude was formed in 1941, from the former municipalities of Abcoude-Proosdij (containing the village of Abcoude) and Abcoude-Baambrugge (containing the village of Baambrugge).

Transport

The town is served by Abcoude railway station. It is in the northern part of Abcoude. The station offers direct services to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Gouda and Rotterdam.

Local government

Till 2011 the municipal council of Abcoude consisted of 13 seats, which were divided as follows:

  • CDA - 3 seats
  • SVAB (local party) - 3 seats
  • VVD - 3 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats
  • D66 - 1 seat
  • GroenLinks - 1 seat
  • Other

    Abcoude is famously known as the only town to start with the letters A, B, and C in that order.

    References

    Abcoude Wikipedia


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