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Laren
—  Municipality  —
Laren Brink 17juni2006.jpg
Laren town centre
Flag of Laren, North Holland.svg
Flag
Coat of arms of Laren (North Holland).svg
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Laren in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°14′E / 52.25, 5.233Coordinates: 52°15′N 5°14′E / 52.25, 5.233
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Elbert Roest (D66)
Area[2]
 • Total 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Land 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
 • Water 0.00 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (May 2013)[4]
 • Total 10,984
 • Density 885/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Demonym Laarder, Larenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 1250–1252
Area code 035
Website laren.nl
2013-Laren

Dutch Topographic map of Laren, July 2013

Laren (Loudspeaker pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Located in the region called 't Gooi, it is the oldest town in that area. It is one of the most affluent in the Netherlands, along with its neighbour Blaricum. Nationally, Laren is well known for its history as a late 20th-century art colony, preserved in the museum Singer Laren, as well as its wide array of shops. Laren is also the setting for the book "The War in the Corner", by Jan Braakman.

Local government Edit

The municipal council of Laren consists of 15 seats, which since 2010 are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 4 seats
  • Larens Behoud - 5 seats
  • Liberaal Laren - 2 seats
  • CDA - 2 seats
  • PvdA - 2 seats

Demographics (2007)Edit

  • Birth Rate: 7.29 per 1000
  • Death Rate: 17.94 per 1000
  • NGR: -1.07% per year.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Laren. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.