Gorinchem is located in the central part where three
states meet. Since it is surrounded by many rivers,
it was made into a central city of trading with other
While it had good luck and prosperity due to such rivers,
it also experienced several misfortunes.
To protect a city, a village structure was changed into
a fortress in the late 13th century. In the 16th century,
Gorinchem built a fortress wall and substituted another
fortress for it.
The fortress wall consisted of 11 fortresses. It still
bears its marks.
Gorinchem is a city of culture with excitement and warmness.
■ Location : South Holland, the west of Netherlands
■ Population : 34,000(government employees: 350, a
fiscal scale: 70 billion won)
■ Area : 21㎢
■ Symbol :
■ web site : www.gorinchem.nl
■ Local features:
A tactically fortified city, excellent housing and employment
environment, and a city of trade and commerce
* A triangle zone of strategy:
Linkage of Gorinchem, Wawurideuccem, Rubeoseutain, and Poreuteuburyeom.
This road reproduces serenity, space, water and history.
You can see and feel its 600-year old history. Take
a look by bike or ship or on foot.
Principal industry: Shipbuilding, synthetic industry,
lumber, food, steel
■ Principal industry :
Shipbuilding, synthetic industry, lumber, food, steel
- Industrial structure: Primary 5%, secondary 45%, tertiary 40%
■ Other situation
- Industrial structure:
Primary 5%, secondary 45%, tertiary 40% Other situation
- Educational institution:
Preschool 10, elementary school 19, middle school 5,
high school 1
- Culture & leisure :
Rijksmuseum, Hamel's birthplace & street, a municipal
art theater, Meowedeu-river
- Main facilities:
ringeu-port, dalleumporeuteu etc.
- It was a strategic point to defend Netherlands. Old
■ Gorinchem Council
- Number of council members: 23(a vote of a political
- Some 50 parties are registered, but 23 council members
belong to six parties.
- A mayor is appointed by a queen out of more than one
person recommended by a majority party
of the City Council.
- A mayor becomes the Chairman of the City Council.