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Country  Netherlands
Province  North Brabant
Area  107.16 km2
Mayor  Jacques Niederer (VVD)

Roosendaal is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.


Map of Roosendaal

Towns/villages of the municipality

The city of Roosendaal

Roosendaal goes back to the 12th and 13th century. The name Rosendaele was first mentioned in a document of 1268. Roosendaal was always a part of North Brabant. In the Middle Ages, Roosendaal grew as a result of the turf business, but the Eighty Years War (1568–1648) put an end to the growth. Roosendaal and Wouw were suffering from the itinerant combat troops. The troops plundered and ravaged everything they came across. For decades the countryside of Roosendaal was abandoned.

Under King Lodewijk Napoleon of the Kingdom of Holland, Roosendaal received city rights in 1809.

The leading football team of the city is RBC Roosendaal.

The official International ABBA Fan club has been based in Roosendaal since 1986, and since the turn of the century, the city has also played host to the annual convention of the International ABBA Fan Club where for one weekend every April, hundreds of people from all over the world attend the event.

Nispen merged with Roosendaal to form the municipality Roosendaal en Nispen. On 1 January 1997 the municipalities Roosendaal en Nispen and Wouw merged into the municipality now simply known as Roosendaal.


Medical Care

The Bravis Ziekenhuis Roosendaal is the main general hospital for residents of Roosendaal and surrounding areas. Bravis Ziekenhuis offers specialised medical care provided by a broad team of medical specialists. Special units include: Cardiology, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology and Intensive Care.

Events in Roosendaal

Notable residents

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