Abcoude

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Abcoude (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.

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Population centres

The municipality of Abcoude consists of the villages Abcoude and Baambrugge, and the hamlet Stokkelaarsbrug.

The village Abcoude

The village of Abcoude is the main town of the municipality. It lies about 13 km southeast of (the centre of) Amsterdam, on the confluence of the Angstel River, Gein River and Holendrecht River.

In 2001, the town of Abcoude had 6431 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.28 km², and contained 2678 residences. The current approximation is over 8000.[1]

History

In 1672 most of the town was burned down by the French. In 1820 Abcoude had 1100 inhabitants.

The municipality of Abcoude was formed in 1941, from the former municipalities of Abcoude-Proosdij (containing the village of Abcoude) and Abcoude-Baambrugge (containing the village of Baambrugge).

Transportation

The town is served by Abcoude railway station. It is in the northern part of Abcoude.

Local government

The municipal council of Abcoude consists of 13 seats, which are divided as follows:

References

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