is a municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...
and a city in the province of North Brabant
North Brabant , sometimes called Brabant, is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium in the south, the Meuse River in the north, Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west.- History :...
in the southern Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...
Quarters and Neighbourhoods
- Quarter 11 Inner City
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- Neighbourhood 0 Centrum
- Neighbourhood 2 Leonardus
- Neighbourhood 3 Heipoort
- Neighbourhood 4 Stationsgebied
- Neighbourhood 5 Vossenberg
- Neighbourhood 6 Annabuurt en Suytkade
- Neighbourhood 7 Steenweg en omgeving
- Quarter 11 Helmond-East
- Neighbourhood 0 Beisterveld
- Neighbourhood 1 Beisterveldse Broek
- Neighbourhood 2 Straakven
- Quarter 12 Helmond-North
- Neighbourhood 0 Bloemvelden
- Neighbourhood 1 Binderen
- Neighbourhood 2 Eeuwsels
- Quarter 13 Mierlo-Hout
- Neighbourhood 0 't Hout-Centrum
- Neighbourhood 1 Kroon
- Neighbourhood 2 Akkers
- Neighbourhood 3 Gansenwinkel
- Neighbourhood 9 Groot Goor
- Quarter 14 Brouwhuis
- Neighbourhood 0 Brouwhuis-Dorp
- Neighbourhood 1 Brouwhuis-West
- Neighbourhood 2 Brouwhuis-Oost
- Neighbourhood 4 Brouwhorst
- Neighbourhood 9 Kloostereind
- Quarter 15 Helmond-West
- Neighbourhood 0 West
- Neighbourhood 1 Houtsdonk
- Quarter 16 Warande
- Neighbourhood 0 Oranjebuurt
- Neighbourhood 1 Zwanenbeemd
- Neighbourhood 9 Overbrug
- Quarter 17 Stiphout
Stiphout is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is located in the municipality of Helmond, about 2km west of the centre of that city...
- Neighbourhood 0 Stiphout-Dorp
- Neighbourhood 1 Schooten
- Neighbourhood 9 Geeneind
- Quarter 18 Rijpelberg
- Neighbourhood 1 Rijpelberg-Oost
- Neighbourhood 2 Rijpelberg-West
- Neighbourhood 9 Berkendonk
- Quarter 19 Dierdonk
- Neighbourhood 0 Kern Dierdonk
- Neighbourhood 9 Scheepstal
- Quarter 21 Brandevoort
The district of Brandevoort lies south-west of the city centre of Helmond, between Helmond, Mierlo, Geldrop and Nuenen. This area has been designated by the government as a growth area . Building on this former farm land started around 1997 and will continue until completed or full build-out...
- Neighbourhood 1 De Veste
- Neighbourhood 2 Schutsboom
- Neighbourhood 3 Stepekolk
- Neighbourhood 4 Berenbroek
- Quarter 29 Industrial park
An industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development...
- Neighbourhood 1 Hoogeind
- Neighbourhood 2 B.Z.O.B.
The city of Helmond
First settlements in the area were around 1000, and Helmond was granted city rights
City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. A liegelord, usually a count, duke or similar member of high nobility, granted a settlement he owned certain town privileges that settlements without city rights did not have....
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
The Zuid-Willemsvaart is a canal in the southern Netherlands, providing a shortcut in river Meuse between the cities of Maastricht and 's-Hertogenbosch...
canal which runs through the city.
Helmond is home of the professional football
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...
team of Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport is a Dutch football club, playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and located in Helmond, Noord-Brabant. The club was founded on July 27, 1967, as a breakaway from the local professional club Helmondia '55, which had gone bankrupt.-History:...
Helmond is the main railway station in Helmond, The Netherlands. The station opened on 1 July 1866 and is on the Venlo–Eindhoven railway. The station has 2 platforms...
, Helmond Brouwhuis
Helmond Brouwhuis is a railway station in Brouwhuis a housing area of Helmond, The Netherlands. The station opened in 1987 and is on the Venlo–Eindhoven railway. The station has 2 platforms...
, Helmond Brandevoort
Helmond Brandevoort is a railway station in Brandevoort near Helmond, The Netherlands. The station opened on 10 December 2006 and is on the Venlo–Eindhoven railway. The building work was not completed and finally finished on 15 June 2007....
, Helmond 't Hout
Helmond 't Hout is a railway station in Mierlo-Hout near Helmond, The Netherlands. The station opened in 1992 and is on the Venlo–Eindhoven railway. The station has 2 platforms. Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.-Webcam:...
The municipal council consists of 37 seats. Below the council since 1998:
|Trots op Nederland
- The political parties SDH-OH, Helmondse Belangen, and D66 form 1 parliamentary group in the council, but took part in the elections separately. In the elections they received 4, 2 and 2 seats respectively.
Representatives of the blue colored parliamentary groups form the executive coalition.
Board of executives
The board of executives (College van burgemeester en wethouders
The college van burgemeester en wethouders is the executive board of a municipality in the Netherlands. This local government body plays a central role in municipal politics in the Netherlands. It consists of the mayor and the members of the municipal executive...
in Dutch) for 2010-2014 consists of a coalition of SDOH-D66-HB (2 Municipal Executives), CDA (Mayor and 2 Municipal Executives), and VVD (1 Municipal Executive). After elections the parties SDH-OH, CDA, VVD, D66 en Helmondse Belangen reached an agreement to form a right wing coalition. Because CDA would get 2 Municipal Executives, only 3 positions where open, but there were 4 parties left in the coalition. It was decided to merge the parliamentary groups of SDH-OH, D66 and Helmondse Belangen into one group named SDOH-D66-HB. The combination received 2 Municipal Executives, of which one (P.G.M. Tielemans) is a SDH-OH-member and one (J.B.C.W. van den Heuvel) a D66 member. The parliamentary group leader
The leader or chairman of a parliamentary group holds an influential political post in a parliamentary system with strong party discipline...
of Helmondse Belangen, Berry Smits, became Parliamentary group leader of the combined group. This way the board holds a 20 of the 37 seats majority in the municipal council.
The current board is:
- A.A.M. (Fons) Jacobs (CDA) (Mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....
- F.P.C.J.G. Stienen (CDA)
- A.J. van Mierlo (VVD)
- J.B.C.W. van den Heuvel (SDOH-D66-HB)
- P.G.M. Tielemans (SDOH-D66-HB)
- M.M. de Leeuw-Jongejans (CDA)
Notable people born in Helmond
- See also People from Helmond
- Franz Jozef Van Beeck
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(1930) – author and theologian
- Lisette Sevens
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(1949) – field hockey player
Reinier "René" Lambertus van de Kerkhof is a former Dutch football player, who played for FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven....
and Willy van de Kerkhof
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(1951) – football (soccer) players and twins
- Fieke Boekhorst
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(1957) – field hockey player
- Elly Blanksma-van den Heuvel
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(1959) - politician and former banking manager
- Berry van Aerle (1962) – football (soccer) player
- Harry van Bommel
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(1962) – politician
- Diana van Berlo
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(1966) - former member of disco/pop girl group Luv'
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- Stochelo Rosenberg
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(1968) – Gypsy Jazz performer
- M. H. Benders
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(1971) – poet
- Wilfred Bouma
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(1978) – football (soccer) player
- Nieky Holzken
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(1983) – thaiboxer
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- Anthonius Konings (1821) Redemptionist Professor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Konings
Twin towns - sister cities
Helmond is twinned
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Zielona Góra is a city in Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, with 117,557 inhabitants within the city limits and 294,000 inhabitants within the metropolitan area, including three neighbouring counties ....
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