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City and municipality
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Martin Church and houses in 2015
Flag of Woudrichem
Coat of arms of Woudrichem
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Woudrichem in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000Coordinates: 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arie Noordergraaf (acting) (SGP)
 • Total 51.70 km2 (19.96 sq mi)
 • Land 49.34 km2 (19.05 sq mi)
 • Water 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 0 m (0 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 14,598
 • Density 296/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Woudrichemmer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 4280–4288
Area code 0183
Website www.woudrichem.nl

Woudrichem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋʌudriɣəm] (About this sound listen); Brabantian: Woerkum) is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands.


The Fish Market of Woudrichem (c. 1850) by Jan Weissenbruch

The city of Woudrichem was granted city rights in 1356.


2013 map of the municipality

The municipality is located at 51°49′N 5°0′E / 51.817°N 5.000°E / 51.817; 5.000 in the north of North Brabant just south of the center of the Netherlands. It is part of the region of Land van Heusden en Altena.

The city of Woudrichem is the largest settlement in the municipality. It is situated on the southbank of where the rivers Waal and Afgedamde Maas join to form the Boven Merwede. The other population centres in the municipality are:



The municipal council of Woudrichem has 15 members. The mayor is Arie Noordergraaf of the Reformed Political Party (SGP).[1] On January 1sth 2019 it will join Werkendam and Aalburg in the new municipality of Altena.


  1. ^ a b "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Woudrichem. Retrieved 9 June 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 4285CP". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  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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