Lingewaard city hall


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lingewaard in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°54′E / 51.883°N 5.900°E / 51.883; 5.900Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°54′E / 51.883°N 5.900°E / 51.883; 5.900
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Marianne Schuurmans (VVD)
  Total 69.14 km2 (26.70 sq mi)
  Land 62.23 km2 (24.03 sq mi)
  Water 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 45,768
  Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6680–6681, 6684–6691, 6850–6852
Area code 026, 0481
Dutch Topographic map of Lingewaard, June 2015

Lingewaard ( pronunciation ) is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. It is located in the most eastern part of the Betuwe. It was formed in 2001 as a merger between Bemmel, Gendt and Huissen. The municipality was initially named Bemmel after the largest former municipality but later renamed in a referendum. "Lingewaard" itself is not a population centre, but an artificial name favoured by the majority of the voters. The municipality lies in between of the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, where most inhabitants work.

Population centres

The municipality has the following population centres:

Cities/villages Population[5]
Huissen 18.254
Bemmel 12.577
Gendt 7.198
Angeren 2.864
Doornenburg 2.729
Haalderen 2.040
Loo 1980
Ressen 119

Bemmel also includes the hamlet and former village of Doornik. Gendt includes Hulhuizen.

Notable residents

Notable people from the municipality of Lingewaard include:

Twin towns

Lingewaard is twinned with:


  1. "Samenstelling college van B&W" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Lingewaard. Retrieved 8 July 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 6681BJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. Inhabitants 1 January 2012 according to the website of the municipality of Lingewaard.
  6. Mizil-Lingewaard Twinning site; accessed September 14, 2010

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