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—  Municipality  —
Flag of Helmond
Coat of arms of Helmond
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°40′E / 51.483°N 5.667°E / 51.483; 5.667
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Area (2006)
 - Total 54.56 km2 (21.1 sq mi)
 - Land 53.20 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
 - Water 1.36 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (1 January, 2007)
 - Total 86.343
 - Density 1,616/km2 (4,185.4/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Helmond (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands.


Population centres

The city of Helmond

First settlements in the area were around 1000, and Helmond was granted city rights 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[1] factory is located next to the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal which runs through the city.

Helmond is home of the professional football team of Helmond Sport.



Railway stations: Helmond, Helmond Brouwhuis, Helmond Brandevoort, Helmond 't Hout

Notable people born in Helmond

See also People from Helmond

Twin towns - sister cities

Helmond is twinned with:


External links

Coordinates: 51°29′N 5°40′E / 51.483°N 5.667°E / 51.483; 5.667

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

HELMOND, a town in the province of North Brabant, Holland, on the small river Aa, and on the canal (Zuid-Willems Vaart) between 'sHertogenbosch and Maastricht, 241 m. by rail W.N.W. of Venlo. It is connected by steam tramway with 'sHertogenbosch (21 m. N.W.), a branch line northwards to Osch being given off at Veghel. Pop. (1900) 11,465. The castle of Helmond, built in 1402, is a beautiful specimen of architecture, and among the other buildings of note in the town are the spacious church of St Lambert, the Reformed church and the town hall. Helmond is one of the industrial centres of the province, and possesses over a score of factories for cotton and silk weaving, cotton printing, dyeing, iron founding, brewing, soap boiling and tobacco dressing, as well as engine works and a margarine factory. There is an art school in the town.

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