Gouda, South Holland

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Gouda
City and Municipality
Market square with gothic city hall
Market square with gothic city hall
Flag of Gouda
Flag
Coat of arms of Gouda
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Per aspera ad astra
Highlighted position of Gouda in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°0′40″N 4°42′40″E / 52.01111°N 4.71111°E / 52.01111; 4.71111Coordinates: 52°0′40″N 4°42′40″E / 52.01111°N 4.71111°E / 52.01111; 4.71111
Country Netherlands
Province South Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Milo Schoenmaker (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
 • Land 16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
 • Water 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 72,338
 • Density 4,291/km2 (11,110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gouwenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 2800–2809
Area code 0182
Website www.gouda.nl

Gouda is a town (with city rights) in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. In 2016 about 71,000 people lived there.

The city is famous for its Gouda cheese and stroopwafels. The city hall was built in the 15th century.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Burgemeester Milo Schoenmaker" [Mayor Milo Schoenmaker] (in Dutch). Gemeente Gouda. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. "Postcodetool for 2801JM". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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