Goirle is a municipality in the province of North Brabant, directly south of Tilburg. The municipality has 22,886 inhabitants, has an area of 42,21 km² (of which 0.01 km² of water) is at a height of 15 meters. The main place is the same name Goirle. The surrounding area of Goirle is rich in nature (Regte Heide, Landgoed het Riels Hoefke, Het Ooievaarsnest, Gorp and Rover). The name Goirle comes from the word goor, which means drastic and loads of words, meaning swamp or forest.