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Apeldoorn
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Coordinates: 52°13′N 5°58′E / 52.217°N 5.967°E / 52.217; 5.967
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area (2006)
 - Total 341.13 km2 (131.7 sq mi)
 - Land 339.96 km2 (131.3 sq mi)
 - Water 1.17 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (1 June 2007)
 - Total 155,000
 Density 457/km2 (1,183.6/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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Apeldoorn (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland, about 60 miles south east of Amsterdam, in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a regional centre and has 136,208 inhabitants (January 2008). The municipality of Apeldoorn, including suburbs like Beekbergen, Loenen and Hoenderloo, has over 155,000 inhabitants. The western half of the municipality lies on the Veluwe ridge, the eastern half lies in the IJssel valley. Fred de Graaf of the VVD is the mayor of Apeldoorn. Centraal Beheer is an insurance company sited in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Clemens Cornielje Religion (1999) Protestant 31% Catholic 29% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   4,975 km² (1st) 161 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,970,865 (4th) 393/km² (6th) Inclusion {{{inclusion}}} Anthem Ons Gelderland ISO NL-GE Official website www. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Statistics Netherlands is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Clemens Cornielje Religion (1999) Protestant 31% Catholic 29% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   4,975 km² (1st) 161 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,970,865 (4th) 393/km² (6th) Inclusion {{{inclusion}}} Anthem Ons Gelderland ISO NL-GE Official website www. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Beekbergen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ... Loenen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ... Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. ... A forest on the Veluwe The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. ... Satellite image of the IJssel basin River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel (Gelderland IJssel) to avoid confusion with its Holland counterpart, is a 120 km long branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. ... The Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD), literally Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, is a free market liberal party in the Netherlands. ...

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Population centres

Very small hamlets are printed in italics.

  • Apeldoorn (see below)
  • Assel
  • Beekbergen: a village 6 km south of Apeldoorn
  • Beemte-Broekland, north of Apeldoorn
  • Engeland, west of Beekbergen
  • Groenendaal, along the A50 motorway Apeldoorn - Arnhem
  • Hoenderloo, 8 km south-west of Apeldoorn, along the road to Ede, near the Hoge Veluwe National Park
  • Hoog Soeren, situated amidst the Veluwe forest
  • Hooilanden
  • Klarenbeek, east of Lieren, partially in the municipality of Voorst
  • Lieren
  • Loenen, this village, 5 km south-east of Beekbergen, has a castle ("Ter Horst"), a cardboard factory and an artificial "waterfall"
  • Nieuw-Milligen, about 10 km in the direction of Amersfoort, consists of an army training centre, some camping sites and some scattered houses and farms
  • Oosterhuizen
  • Radio Kootwijk
  • Uddel, a farmer's village 10 km north-west of Apeldoorn, where pigs and calves are raised; the majority of its population is known to belong to very orthodox Protestant Churches
  • Ugchelen, formerly a village of its own, now an outer area of Apeldoorn, still having its own character
  • Wenum-Wiesel, with an old water-mill; situated 5 km north of Apeldoorn
  • Woudhuizen, now at the eastern border of Apeldoorn. There is an outer area in Apeldoorn called "Woudhuis" and there is a small forest, called "Woudhuizer Bos"
  • Zilven, the northern edge of Loenen.

The city of Apeldoorn

The map of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, in Russian

The oldest known reference to Apeldoorn, then called Appoldro, dates from the 8th century. The settlement came into being at the point where the old road from Amersfoort to Deventer crossed that from Arnhem to Zwolle. A 1740 map refers to it as Appeldoorn[1]. Assel is a hamlet in the municipality of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, located close to the village of Hoog Soeren. ... Beekbergen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ... This article is about the Dutch city and municipality. ... Hoenderloo is a Dutch village located south west of the city of Apeldoorn. ... EDE or Equinox Desktop Environment is a small desktop environment that is meant to be simple and fast. ... The Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe (National Park De Hoge Veluwe) is a national park of about 55 square kilometres consisting of heathland, driftsand landscape and woodland in the municipality of Ede in the province of Gelderland, in the Netherlands. ... Hoog Soeren is a village in the municipality of Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. ... A forest on the Veluwe The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. ... Klarenbeek is a village east of Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland in The Netherlands, with approximately 3500 inhabitants. ... Voorst is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Lieren is a town in the Netherlands in the municipality of Apeldoorn. ... Loenen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ... Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. ... Radio Kootwijk is a small town in the Dutch municipality of Apeldoorn, with (in 2001) ca. ... Uddel is a village on the Veluwe, in the municipality of Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands. ... Ugchelen is part of the municipality of Apeldoorn in the Gelderland province of the Netherlands, and is today seen as a neighbourhood of Apeldoorn. ... Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. ... Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. ... This article is about the Dutch city and municipality. ... For other places with the same name, see Zwolle (disambiguation). ...


Close by is the favourite country-seat of the royal family of the Netherlands called the palace het Nieuwe Loo (now Het Loo). It was originally a hunting-lodge of the dukes of Gelderland, but in its present form dates chiefly from the time of the then Stadtholder William III of England (1685–1686)[1]. The younger sister of the Dutch Queen, Princess Margriet, lives nearby the palace Het Loo, with her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven. Het Loo and its gardens, more ambitious than they were actually executed, in an early 18th century engraving (watercolor added) Photograph of the gardens, restored according to Desgotzs design. ... A stadtholder (Dutch: stadhouder meaning place holder, a Germanic parallel to Latin locum tenens or French lieutenant), means an official who is appointed by the legal ruling Monarch to represent him in a country, and may have a mandate to govern it in his name, in the latter case roughly... William III (14 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was the Prince of Orange from his birth, Stadtholder of the main provinces of the Dutch Republic from 28 June 1672, King of England and King of Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scots (under the name William II) from... Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (Margriet Francisca, born January 19, 1943), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, is the third daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard, the former Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. ... Pieter van Vollenhoven (born April 30, 1939) is the husband of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. ...


Apeldoorn was a relatively insignificant place until the major building projects of the 19th century and those of the period following World War II [1]. The Protestant church was restored after a fire in 1890. The Roman Catholic Mariakerk is a national monument. Apeldoorn possesses large paper-mills, many offices (Centraal Beheer, an insurance company ; the Dutch Tax services; the "Kadaster", the governmentthat land registry service ; and some more), a newspaper company, some hospitals and nursing homes. With over 80,000 people working in the region, Apeldoorn is one of the most important employment centres in the Eastern Netherlands. Apeldoorn also has several important education institutes, such as the Saxion University of Applied Sciences (hotel and facility management) and the Netherlands Police Academy. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Centraal Beheer is an insurance company sited in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ...


Apenheul is a zoo which hosts a number of different types of apes and monkeys, some of which are free to walk around the visitors. It is situated at the western edge of Apeldoorn and can easily be reached by local bus 2, 3 and 5 (see Apeldoorn railway station, Bus Services). The Apenheul is a zoo in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. ... For other uses, see Zoo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the biological superfamily. ... Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ... Apeldoorn is a railway station, located in the municipality of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ...


There is also an amusement park situated in Apeldoorn, called the Koningin Juliana Toren (Queen Juliana Tower). It is situated nearby the Apenheul and lies on the road to Hoog Soeren. It is called the Koningin Juliana Toren because of the tower, which was built in 1910 and was later named after Queen Juliana. Queen Juliana Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (April 30, 1909 - March 20, 2004) of the House of Orange-Nassau was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication in 1980 and Queen Mother (with the title of Princess) from...


The local hospital is the Gelre Hospital, offering secondary health care to Apeldoorn and the surrounding towns.


Apeldoorn railway station is the terminus for the Veluwse Stoomtrein Maatschappij, a preserved steam railway that runs to Dieren via Beekbergen. Apeldoorn is a railway station, located in the municipality of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Veluwse Stoomtrein Maatschappij is a steam railroad line running from Apeldoorn to Dieren in the Netherlands. ... Dieren is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ... Beekbergen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ...

Transportation

There are 3 railway stations in Apeldoorn, these are:

Bus services in the city are provided by Veolia Transportation. Apeldoorn is a railway station, located in the municipality of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Apeldoorn De Maten is a railway station located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Apeldoorn Osseveld is a railway station located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Veolia Transportation (formerly Connex) is the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement. ...


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Sport

Apeldoorn houses the professional football club AGOVV Apeldoorn (Eerste Divisie), that plays its matches in the Sportpark Berg & Bos stadium in the western part of Apeldoorn. But the most successful club in Apeldoorn is the Piet Zoomers/Dynamo volleyball team, who are the last years' champion in the Dutch A-League. Because of the immense growth of Apeldoorn, and the population's interest in sports, Apeldoorn has built a new stadium for Piet Zoomers/Dynamo and for track cycling: the Omnisportcentrum. The Omnisportcentrum can host international track cycling games and volleyball games. In the same area, the eastern part of Apeldoorn, there have been plans for a figure skating stadium. AGOVV Apeldoorn is a Dutch football club, playing in the Eerste Divisie, based in Apeldoorn. ... The Eerste Divisie is an division for clubs who are relegated from the Eredivisie,but the champion of the Eerste Divisie promotes to the Eredivisie,and the clubs who ended position 2-7 play Nacompetitie,and the number 1 of the group also promotes to the Eredivisie. ...

Miscellaneous information

The southwestern corner of the municipality is part of the Hoge Veluwe National Park. It is the final Battle Honour of The Royal Canadian Regiment who took part in the city's liberation in World War II. The Nationaal Park de Hoge Veluwe (National Park De Hoge Veluwe) is a national park of about 55 square kilometres consisting of heathland, driftsand landscape and woodland in the municipality of Ede in the province of Gelderland, in the Netherlands. ... The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. ...


The highest hill in the municipality of Apeldoorn is de Torenberg, which is 107.1 metres high.


The City of Burlington, Canada is a partnercity of Apeldoorn. Burlington (2001 population 150,836)[1] is located in the Golden Horseshoe, across the Lake Ontario and Burlington Bay harbour from Hamilton, in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. ...


There has been signed an agreement for economic coöperation with the city of Yichang in China. Yichang (Chinese: 宜昌; pinyin: Yíchāng) is a city in the Hubei province of China. ...


The American composer Mary Jeanne van Appledorn (b. 1927) has roots in Apeldoorn (her great-grandparents came to the United States from the Netherlands, and changed the spelling of their name). She visited the city in 1982. The political scientist and academic Arend Lijphart was born in Apeldoorn. Apeldoorn advanced a team to the 2007 Little League World Series. Mary Jeanne van Appledorn (b. ... Arend DEngremont Lijphart (b. ... The 2007 Little League World Series, held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, will be held August 17 through August 26. ...

House of Orange-Nassau

The Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, taken in 2002.

Paleis Het Loo reflects the historical ties between the House of Orange-Nassau and the Netherlands. The central part of the palace and the lateral pavilions show how the palace was inhabited by the House of Orange for three centuries starting with the King Stadtholder William III up to and including Queen Wilhelmina. Het Loo and its gardens, more ambitious than they were actually executed, in an early 18th century engraving (watercolor added) Photograph of the gardens, restored according to Desgotzs design. ... The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands - and at times in Europe - since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of... William III (14 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was the Prince of Orange from his birth, Stadtholder of the main provinces of the Dutch Republic from 28 June 1672, King of England and King of Ireland from 13 February 1689, and King of Scots (under the name William II) from... For other uses, see Wilhelmina (disambiguation). ...


In November 1684 Prince William III of Orange, then Stadtholder of Gelderland, purchased Het Loo with the intentions of building a palatial hunting lodge somewhere on the property. On April 5, 1685 the first contract was tendered and in September of the same year the stonework of the middle section (or corps de logis) of what came to be known as Het Loo was completed. In 1686, the year given on the facade of the building, the wings, originally linked by colonnades to the corps de logis were added, the walls were built and the gardens were laid out. Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Clemens Cornielje Religion (1999) Protestant 31% Catholic 29% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   4,975 km² (1st) 161 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,970,865 (4th) 393/km² (6th) Inclusion {{{inclusion}}} Anthem Ons Gelderland ISO NL-GE Official website www. ...


Het Loo became the favorite hunting seat and country palace of William III and his wife Princess Mary II, and until his death in 1702 furnishings and decorations both inside and outside underwent repeated alterations and embellishments. At that time symmetry was considered ideal and the design for the building and grounds featured a central axis with mirror image components on either side. Inside the palace the axis consisted of the Entrance Hall, the Staircase and the Great Hall on the first floor. West and east of the Great Hall respectively were the apartments of William III and Mary II. The apartments of the courtiers and the Dining Room were on the ground floor. Mary II (30 April 1662–28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689, and as Queen of Scots (as Mary II of Scotland) from 11 April 1689 until her death. ...


In 1689 William III became King of Britain and this elevation of his position and power brought an enlargement of Het Loo in its wake. Between 1691 and 1694 the colonnades which linked the corps de logis to the wings on either side were replaced by four pavilions. These pavilions contained the new apartments of William III and Mary II, a new Dining Room, a Long Gallery and a Chapel. Queen Mary did not return to Holland after 1689 and never saw the enlargement.


On the death of King William III in 1702 there was disagreement about his inheritance, but eventually, in 1732, Het Loo descended to Willem IV (1711–1751) who was, from 1747, Stadtholder of all the provinces. Both Willem IV and his son Willem V (1748–1806) used the palace in the 18th century as a summer residence. William IV, Prince of Orange (September 1, 1711 – October 22, 1751) was the first hereditary stadtholder of the Netherlands. ... William IV, Prince of Orange (September 1, 1711 – October 22, 1751) was the first hereditary stadtholder of the Netherlands. ... William V Batavus, stadtholder of The Netherlands (March 8, 1748 – April 9, 1806), also known as William V of Orange, was the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. ...

2009 car attack

On April 30, 2009 – the Dutch national holiday Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) – a man drove his car at high speed into a parade which included Queen Beatrix and other members of the Royal family.[2] The 2009 attack on the Dutch Royal Family occurred in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, where a man drove his car at high speed into a parade which included Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and other members of the Dutch royal family; the attack happened on April 30, the Dutch national holiday... Koninginnedag in Amsterdam, 2000 A stall at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam Typical koninginnedag-humour in Amsterdam; the sign says overthrow the royal house, referring to the pictures of the royal famly on the pile of boxes one can throw balls at. ... Her Majesty, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau (born January 31, 1938) is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980. ...


The driver hit members of the public lining the street leaving twenty-two injured and eight dead, including himself, who died the following day. Although the Royal family was unharmed, it is believed to be the first attack on the Dutch royal family in modern times.[3]

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Stenvert, R. et al. (2000). Monumenten in Nederland: Gelderland, p. 14 and 68–77. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9406-3
  2. ^ "Car attack on Dutch royal parade". BBC News. 30 April 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8026807.stm. 
  3. ^ "RTL News broadcast". 30 April 2009. http://www.rtl.nl/components/actueel/rtlnieuws/miMedia/2009/week18/Thu12.ruwbeeld_apeldoorn.xml. 

External links

The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... All provinces of the Netherlands are divided into municipalities (gemeenten), together 467 (2005); among these we can distinguish: those comprising one main city, town or village with the same name as the municipality, and possibly some additional villages; for example Utrecht, comprising the city Utrecht and the villages De Meern...

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