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Nijmegen

Nijmegen
Administration
Full nameNijmegen
Native nameNimwegen
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Ulpia Noviomagnus Batavorum98 102
Trajanus
Government
MayorTh.C. de Graaf
AldermenP.F.G. Depla
J.A.C. van Hooft sr.
H.T.M. Scholten
J.G. Kunst
J. van der Meer
SecretaryP. Eringa
Geography
Total Area22.21 sq mi (57.5 km2)
Land Area20.69 sq mi (53.6 km2)
Water Area1.52 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation24 288 ft (7.3 m)
Demography
Total Population164272 (4 January 2011)
Density (pop.)3043.2/km2 (7884/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)280079
Metro (pop.)736107
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes6500 6547, 6663, 6679, 6683
Area code024 / 0481

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Nijmegen (-nlˈnɛiˌmeːɣə(n)-Nl-Nijmegen is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005. The municipality is part of the "Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen", a metropolitan area with 736,107 inhabitants (January 2011).


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