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Goirle town centre
Goirle town centre
Flag of Goirle
Coat of arms of Goirle
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Goirle in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°4′E / 51.517°N 5.067°E / 51.517; 5.067
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Mark van Stappershoef (CDA)
 • Total 42.34 km2 (16.35 sq mi)
 • Land 42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)
 • Water 0.27 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 23,386
 • Density 556/km2 (1,440/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Goirlenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5050–5053, 5133
Area code 013
Website www.goirle.nl

Goirle (pronounced [ˈɣoːrlə] (About this sound listen)) is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. Part of the suburban area of the city of Tilburg, it shares with it its phone area code and public transport system.

The municipality also includes the villages of Breehees and Riel.

The Netherlands national football team defender Joris Mathijsen was born and raised in Goirle. The skater Ireen Wüst was also born in Goirle. Symphonic metal band Nightwish's third vocalist Floor Jansen was also born in Goirle.



Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Goirle, June 2015


  1. ^ "Mevr. M.G. Rijsdorp" (in Dutch). Gemeente Goirle. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 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 5051LT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

See also[edit]

  • Van Gool, a Dutch surname meaning "from Goirle".

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