Infobox Settlement
official_name = Geldrop-Mierlo

mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = North Brabant
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 31.39
area_land_km2 = 31.06
area_water_km2 = 0.34
population_as_of = 1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 37839
population_density_km2 = 1218
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2

Geldrop-Mierlo (pronunciation|192 Geldrop-Mierlo.ogg) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The municipality was created from the two former municipalities of Geldrop and Mierlo.


Geldrop-Mierlo has about 38,000 inhabitants. It covers the surface of 31.39 km² (about 12 square miles). The are two villages of Geldrop and Mierlo used to be separate municipalities, but joined together after threats from Helmond to take over Mierlo.


The exact age of Geldrop isn't known. Trough the years, several archaeological finds which to testify of prehistoric occupants, have been done. Where over 10.000 years ago reindeerhunters of the so-called Ahrensburgculture placed their tents, have on Geldropse ground among other things two toe with engraving been found. On one of them a reindeerhorn have been represented, on the other one a dancing little girl, who is called 'venus van Mierlo'. In the south of Zesgehuchten (district of Geldrop) finds have been done which indicate on small settlements from the New Stone Age (round 3000 for christus). Finds from the Roman Time and the early Middle Ages have been found off Genoenhuis and Hoog Geldrop (districts in Geldrop. In the autumn of 1989 nearby 't Zand (cemetery) archaeological unearthings has been carried out. These had a remarkable result. Four settlements were found from the late Roman Time and the Middle Ages: a period which covers the years between 350 and 1225 after christus.

Famous people from Geldrop-Mierlo

*Former Dutch prime-minister Dries van Agt was born in Geldrop.
*Swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband, winner of three Olympic gold medals, grew up in Geldrop.
*Poet Lévi Weemoedt was born in Geldrop in 1948.
*Football defender Ernest Faber was born in Geldrop in 1971.
*Writer A.F.Th. van der Heijden was born in Geldrop in 1951.

External links

* [ Official website]
*Maps: []
*Rail transport: train station Geldrop (gp) between Eindhoven (ehv) and Weert (wt), departure schedules: [] , []

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