Helmond


Helmond

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Helmond


mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = North Brabant
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 54.56
area_land_km2 = 53.20
area_water_km2 = 1.36
population_as_of = 1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [http://statline.cbs.nl/ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 86.343
population_density_km2 = 1616
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2

Helmond (pronunciation|200 Helmond.ogg) is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands.

Population centres

*Brouwhuis
*Rijpelberg
*Dierdonk
*Helmond
*Mierlo-Hout
*Brandevoort
*Stiphout

The city of Helmond

First settlements in the area were around 1000, and Helmond was granted city rights in approximately 1232. The centre of Helmond has a castle which was built by Jan III van Berlaer around 1350.Helmond has many textile companies. The Vlisco factory is located next to the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal which runs through the city.

Helmond is home of the professional football team of Helmond Sport.

Notable people born in Helmond

:"See also "
* Franz Jozef Van Beeck (1930) – author and theologian
* Lisette Sevens (1949) – field hockey player
* René and Willy van de Kerkhof (1951) – football (soccer) players and twins
* Fieke Boekhorst (1957) – field hockey player
* Berry van Aerle (1962) – football (soccer) player
* Harry van Bommel (1962) – politician
* M. H. Benders (1971) – poet
* Wilfred Bouma (1978) – football (soccer) player
* Nina van Bree (1987) – fashion model
* Nieky Holzken (1983) – thaiboxer
* Stochelo Rosenberg (1968) – Gypsy Jazz performer

External links

* [http://www.helmond.nl Official Website]


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