Town and municipality

Boxtel town centre


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Boxtel in a municipal map of North Brabant
Location in North Brabant
Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°20′E / 51.583°N 5.333°E / 51.583; 5.333Coordinates: 51°35′N 5°20′E / 51.583°N 5.333°E / 51.583; 5.333
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor Mark Buijs (VVD)
  Total 64.85 km2 (25.04 sq mi)
  Land 63.75 km2 (24.61 sq mi)
  Water 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 30,356
  Density 476/km2 (1,230/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Boxelaar, Boxtelaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5280–5283, 5298
Area code 0411

Boxtel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɔkstəl]) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands.

This is the origin of the Van Boxtel family, which has numerous descendants in North Brabant.

The town was the site of the Battle of Boxtel fought in September 1794 during the Flanders campaign. It is often principally remembered as the first battle of the future Duke of Wellington.

Population centres


Dutch Topographic map of Boxtel (place), March 2014.

Notable residents



  1. "Het college" [The board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Boxtel. Retrieved 7 May 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 5281AT". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. "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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