Geldrop town centre


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Geldrop-Mierlo in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°25′N 5°34′E / 51.417°N 5.567°E / 51.417; 5.567Coordinates: 51°25′N 5°34′E / 51.417°N 5.567°E / 51.417; 5.567
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Established 1 January 2004[1]
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Berry Link (CDA)
  Total 31.39 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
  Land 31.02 km2 (11.98 sq mi)
  Water 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
  Total 38,809
  Density 1,251/km2 (3,240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5660–5667, 5730–5731
Area code 040, 0492

Geldrop-Mierlo ( pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The municipality was created from the two former municipalities of Geldrop and Mierlo on 1 January 2004.


Geldrop-Mierlo had a population of 38,809 in 2014. It covers an area of 31.39 km2 (12.12 sq mi). The two villages of Geldrop and Mierlo used to be separate municipalities, but joined together after threats from Helmond to take over Mierlo. Its partner city is Dobříš in the Czech Republic.


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Geldrop-Mierlo, June 2015


The exact age of Geldrop isn't known. Over the years there have been several archaeological finds relating to prehistoric peoples who lived in or passed through the area. In the area of Geldrop, where over 10,000 years ago reindeerhunters of the so-called Ahrensburg culture placed their tents, two {?} with engravings have been found, among other artefacts. On one of them a reindeerhorn have been represented, on the other one a dancing little girl, who is called 'venus van Mierlo'. In the south of Zesgehuchten (district of Geldrop) finds have been done which indicate on small settlements from the New Stone Age (round 3000 BC). Finds from the Roman Time and the early Middle Ages have been found off Genoenhuis and Hoog Geldrop (districts in Geldrop). In the autumn of 1989 nearby 't Zand (cemetery) archaeological unearthings has been carried out. These had a remarkable result. Four settlements were found from the late Roman Time and the Middle Ages: a period which covers the years between 350 and 1225.


Notable residents


  1. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2004" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2004]. (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Geldrop-Mierlo. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  3. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Postcodetool for 5664HT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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