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Arnhem
Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°55′E / 51.983, 5.917
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area (2006)
 - Municipality 101.53 km² (39.2 sq mi)
 - Land 98.25 km² (37.9 sq mi)
 - Water 3.28 km² (1.3 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 - Municipality 142,636
 - Density 1,452/km² (3,760.7/sq mi)
 - Metro 773,679
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: www.arnhem.nl

Arnhem (pronunciation ) (South Guelderish: Èrnem) is a city and municipality, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It's the capital of the province of Gelderland and located near the river Lower Rhine as well as near the St. Jansbeek, which was the source of the city's development. Arnhem has 142,634 residents (per January 1, 2007) and with that, it's the second largest city of the province Gelderland, after Nijmegen ( 160,000) as well as one of the 10 largest cities in the Netherlands. The municipality is part of the city region Arnhem-Nijmegen, a metropolitan area with 722,181 inhabitants. Arnhem may refer to: Arnhem — the city and municipality in the Netherlands; Vitesse Arnhem — the Dutch football club; Arnhem Land — the northeastern region and Aboriginal Land Council of the Northern Territory, Australia; Arnhem (ship) — the 17th Century Dutch vessel, which explored sections of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia... Arnhem, from Dutch wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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: ... Image File history File links 068_Arnhem. ... Position of Zuid-Gelders (Marked dark Blue) within the Dutch speaking area Zuid-Gelders (Kleverlands) is the dialect of the Dutch language that is spoken in the Veluwezoom, around Nijmegen, in the Bommelerwaard, other areas of the Netherlands, and traditionally parts of Germany including Duisburg and partly Wuppertal up to... 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. ... Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... The St. ... Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area (2006)  - Municipality 57. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with estimation. ... This list of larger cities in the Netherlands by amount, for more then 100,000 residents, is based on Kerncijfers wijken en buurten of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS); per January 1, 2006. ... The term city region has been in use since about 1950 by urbanists, economists and urban planners to mean not just the administrative area of a recognisable city or conurbation but also its hinterland that will often be far bigger. ... Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen (city-region) is the name of the metropolitan area (conurbation) consisting of the Dutch cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, plus the bordering 17 municipalities. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

The earliest history of Arnhem

Arnhem was first mentioned as such in 893 as Arneym or Arentheym, referring to the many eagles that inhabited the hills and forests of Arnhem back then. Traces of human residence date back much further, however. Events Simeon I succeeds Vladimir as king of Bulgaria. ... Genera Several, see below. ...


The oldest archeological findings of human activity around Arnhem are two firestones of about 70.000 years ago. This comes from the stone age, when the Neanderthals lived in this part of Europe. In Schuytgraaf, tracks of a hunter's camp have been discovered from around 5000 BC. In Schaarsbergen, 12 grave hills were found from 2400 BC, which brought the so-called Neolithic revolution to the area of Arnhem, i.e. the rise of the farmers. Stone Age fishing hook. ... For other uses, see Neanderthal (disambiguation). ... The Neolithic Revolution is the term for the first agricultural revolution, describing the transition from nomadic hunting and gathering communities and bands, to agriculture and settlement, as first adopted by various independent prehistoric human societies, in numerous locations on most continents between 10-12 thousand years ago. ...


The earliest settlement in Arnhem dates from 1500 BC, where traces have been found on the Hoogkamp, where the Van Goyenstraat is currently located. In the inner city, around the St. Jansbeek, traces of settlement have been found from around 700 BC, while the first traces south to the Rhine have been found dating around 500 BC, in the Schuytgraaf. The St. ...


Though the early tracks of settlements did show that the early residents of Arnhem descended from the forests on the hills, Arnhem was not built on the banks of the river Rhine, but a little higher along the St. Jansbeek. Arnhem arose on the location where the road between Nijmegen and Utrecht/Zutphen split. Seven streams provided the city with water, and only when the flow of the Rhine was changed in 1530, was the city located at the river. The St. ... Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area (2006)  - Municipality 57. ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel at the influx of the Berkel, and a junction station 29 km by rail N.N.E. of Arnhem. ... June 25 - Augsburg confession presented to Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. ...

The old city hall
The old city hall

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History of the city of Arnhem

The city of Arnhem had its real origins in 1233 when Otto II, count of Guelders from Zutphen, conferred city rights on the town, which had belonged to the abbey of Prüm, settled in, and fortified it. Arnhem entered the Hanseatic League in 1443. In 1473, it was captured by Charles the Bold of Burgundy. In 1514, Charles of Egmond, duke of Guelders, took it from the dukes of Burgundy; in 1543, it fell to the emperor Charles V. As capital of the so-called "Kwartier van Veluwe" it joined the Union of Utrecht in 1579 and became part of the Republic of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands in 1585. The French occupied the town 167274; from 1795 to 1813, it was reoccupied by the French, by both revolutionary and imperial forces. In the early 19th century, the former fortifications were almost completely dismantled, to give space for town expansion. The Sabelspoort (Sabresgate) is the only remaining part of the medieval walls. Elburg gets its city-rights. ... Original coat of arms of the county and duchy of Guelders This article deals with the historical county and duchy of Guelders, for other meanings see Gelderland. ... Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel at the influx of the Berkel, and a junction station 29 km by rail N.N.E. of Arnhem. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... Events Ottoman sultan Mehmed II defeats the White Sheep Turkmens lead by Uzun Hasan at Otlukbeli Axayacatl, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan invades the territory of neighboring Aztec city of Tlatelolco. ... Charles the Bold Charles, called the Bold (French: Charles le Téméraire) (November 10, 1433 – 1477) was Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. ... 1514 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles of Egmond (1467- June 30, 1538) was Duke of Guelders between 1492 and his death. ... This article is about the nobility title. ... Original coat of arms of the county and duchy of Guelders This article deals with the historical county and duchy of Guelders, for other meanings see Gelderland. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ... An emperorrefers to Nick Herringshaw, a title, empress may only indicate the wife of an emperor (empress consort. ... For the Carlist claimant King Carlos V, see Infante Carlos, Count of Molina. ... The Union of Utrecht (Dutch: Unie van Utrecht) is a treaty signed on January 23, 1579 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under control of Spain. ... Events January 6 - The Union of Atrecht united the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma, governor in the name of king Philip II of Spain. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In the 19th century, Arnhem was a genteel resort town famous for its picturesque beauty. It was known as "het Haagje van het oosten" (The Little Hague of the East), mainly because a number of rich former sugar barons or planters from the Indies settled there, as they did in The Hague. Even now the city is famous for its parks and greenery. The urbanization in the north on hilly terrain is also quite unusual for the Netherlands. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ...


The Battle of Arnhem

The John Frost Bridge, seen from the memorial.
The John Frost Bridge, seen from the memorial.

In World War II, during Operation Market Garden (September 1944), the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade were given the task of securing the bridge at Arnhem. The units were parachuted and glider-landed into the area on September 17 and later. The bulk of the force was dropped rather far from the bridge and never met their objective. A small force of British 1st Airborne managed to make their way as far as the bridge but was unable to secure both sides. The Allied troops encountered stiff resistance from the German 9th and 10th SS Panzer divisions, which had been stationed in and around the city. Combatants United Kingdom United States Canada Poland Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Brian Horrocks Roy Urquhart James M. Gavin Maxwell Taylor Stanislaw Sosabowski Walter Model Wilhelm Bittrich Kurt Student Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 11,377 dead,wounded or missing 6,450 Captured 2,000 Killed 6,000 Wounded Operation... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 184 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 184 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 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... Combatants United Kingdom United States Canada Poland Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Brian Horrocks Roy Urquhart James M. Gavin Maxwell Taylor Stanislaw Sosabowski Walter Model Wilhelm Bittrich Kurt Student Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 11,377 dead,wounded or missing 6,450 Captured 2,000 Killed 6,000 Wounded Operation... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British 1st Airborne Division was a military unit that fought in World War II. It suffered terrible casualties, especially in Operation Market Garden. ... Official force name 1 Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa Other names 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade 1 SBS Branch Polish Army Chain of Command Directly subordinate to Polish Government in Exile In 1944 transferred under British command Description Airborne force, rapidly deployable aeromobile infantry force. ... This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... This article is about the device. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The British 1st Airborne Division was a military unit that fought in World War II. It suffered terrible casualties, especially in Operation Market Garden. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... The official cuff title worn by men of 9. ... The 10. ... SS or ss or Ss may be: The Schutzstaffel, a Nazi paramilitary force Steamship (SS) (ship prefix) The United States Secret Service A submarine not powered by nuclear energy (SS) (United States Navy designator), see SSN A Soviet/Russian surface-to-surface missile, as listed by NATO reporting name Shortstop... Panzer IV Ausf. ...


The British force at the bridge eventually surrendered on September 21, and a full withdrawal of the remaining forces was made on September 26. These events were dramatized in the 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far. (The bridge scenes in the movie were shot in Deventer, where a similar bridge over the IJssel was available, as the area around Arnhem bridge had changed too much to represent WWII era Arnhem). As a tribute, the rebuilt bridge was renamed 'John Frost-bridge' after the commander of the paratroopers. The official commemoration is September 16. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 film based on the 1974 book of the same name. ... Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. ... 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. ... Major-General John Dutton Johnny Frost, CB, DSO, MC, (December 31, 1912 - May 21, 1993) was a British airborne officer. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The current bridge is the third almost-identical bridge built at the same spot. The Dutch Army destroyed the first bridge when the Germans invaded Holland in 1940. The second bridge was destroyed by the US Army Air Forces shortly after the 1944 battle.


A second battle of Arnhem took place in April 1945 when the city was liberated by I Canadian Corps of the First Canadian Army. Member of the Perth Regiment advances to Arnhem Mention of the Battle of Arnhem brings to mind the doomed Operation Market Garden, which has become synonymous with the name of the town. ... The First Canadian Army was the senior Canadian operational formation in Europe during the Second World War. ...


Names of Arnhem

Through the ages, the area of Arnhem has been known by various names, both official and unofficial.

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Arnhem at the Rhine-river
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Arnhem
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Arnhem view on Center

Arnhem
The name Arnhem comes from Arneym, which in turn comes from Arentheem or the Latin Arenacum. This literally means "home of the eagle" (arend means eagle in Dutch) and stems from the many eagles that used to inhabit the hills and the woods of Arnhem. The name Arneym is first mentioned in 893 by the monastery Sint-Salvatorabdij. The naam Arenacum, the first mention of the area which became known as Arnhem, comes from the Roman era and means "with eagles". For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Genera Several, see below. ... Events Simeon I succeeds Vladimir as king of Bulgaria. ...


Èrnem
Èrnem is the name of the city in the local dialect, South Guelderish. In everyday life, the name is not often used by the inhabitants of Arnhem, who seldom speak with the Arnhemian accent/dialect any more. This accent is now mainly confined to the working class areas. Position of Zuid-Gelders (Marked dark Blue) within the Dutch speaking area Zuid-Gelders (Kleverlands) is the dialect of the Dutch language that is spoken in the Veluwezoom, around Nijmegen, in the Bommelerwaard, other areas of the Netherlands, and traditionally parts of Germany including Duisburg and partly Wuppertal up to...


Arnheim
Arnheim is the German name for Arnhem; it more clearly refers to the origin of the name (heim = home).


Hague of the East (Haagje van het Oosten in Dutch)
In the second half of the 19th century, Arnhem was an elitist city and therefore was sometimes called The Hague of the east of the Netherlands. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ...


Green city on the Rhine or Park City
The image of Arnhem on the Rijn, with green forests in the background, has always been a much-loved theme of painters. Besides that, Arnhem has many parks. This has earned Arnhem the name Green city on the Rhine (from the 17th century) or Park City (from the 19th century).


Meginhardeswich Around 814 there is a written reference to Meginhardeswich, which is now, as the present-day Meijnerswijk, part of Arnhem. In 847 it was plundered by the Vikings. For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ...


Oppidium Arnoldi Villa
When the Romans came to the Netherlands, around 50 BC, the area around was called Oppidium Arnoldi Villa, or "higher situated living area". The settlement itself was called Arenacum.


Population centres

The municipality of Arnhem consists of the city of Arnhem and the following surrounding suburbs and former villages:

  • Elden (Netherlands) (former village, now totally surrounded by other Arnhem neighbourhoods )
  • Schaarsbergen

Elden is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ...

Places of interest

Arnhem
Arnhem

The Groote Kerk (St. Eusebius), built 14521560, lost most of its tower during World War II, of which a part has been reconstructed to a modern design and opened in 1964. Officially the tower is not part of the church and is owned by the municipality. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 869 KB) Arnhem with the Nederrijn. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 869 KB) Arnhem with the Nederrijn. ... Events October - English troops under John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, land in Guyenne, France, and retake most of the province without a fight. ... Events February 27 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


The house of Maarten van Rossum, a general serving Duke Charles van Gelre, has been the town hall since 1830: The satyrs in its Renaissance ornamentation earned it the name Duivelshuis ("devil's house"). Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A bald, bearded, horse-tailed satyr balances a winecup on his erect penis, a trick worthy of note, on an Attic red-figured psykter, ca. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ...


The National Heritage Museum (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) is located outside the city. It is an open air museum and park with antique houses, farms, and factories from different parts of the Netherlands. The National Heritage Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands, was founded in 1912. ... The old town (Den gamle by) — an open air museum in the town of Aarhus, Denmark An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. ...


Burgers' Zoo is the biggest and most-visited zoo in the Netherlands, featuring an underwater walkthrough, desert, mangrove, rainforest, etc.


The Gelredome, the home field of Vitesse, the city's Eredivisie side in football, is a unique facility that features a retractable roof and a slide-out grass pitch. The concept has been fully duplicated since then by Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA, and partially by the Sapporo Dome in Japan (which has a sliding pitch but a fixed roof). The Gelredome is the home stadium of Vitesse in Arnhem. ... {{Football club infobox | clubname = Vitesse Arnhem | image = | fullname = SBV Vitesse Arnhem | nickname = Geel en Zwart (Yellow-Blacks) | founded = May 14, 1892 | ground = Gelredome, Arnhem | capacity = 29,600 | chairman = Kees Bakker | manager = [[Phil Jopseph Gallier league = Eredivisie | season = 2005-06 | position = Eredivisie, 11th at present | pattern_la1=|pattern_b1=_blackstripes|pattern_ra1=| leftarm1=FFFF00... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Veltins Arena during a Pur concert. ... , Gelsenkirchen-Buer looking south towards downtown Gelsenkirchen, 1955. ... | {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R) Area  - City  55. ... Sapporo Dome is a stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ...


The KEMA Toren (formerly known as SEP Control Tower) is the highest structure of the town. It is a 140-m-high TV tower. KEMA Toren is a TV tower built of reinforced concrete at Arnheim, Netherlands. ...


The Korenmarkt is the nightlife area. On this square and surrounding streets lie clubs, bars and a movie theater. It's a very popular area for the residents and visitors. In summer it's filled with tables and chairs from all the bars and a lot of people can be found here sitting in the sun and enjoying a drink.


Transport

Trolleybus in Arnhem
Trolleybus in Arnhem

Arnhem has a major railway station, which is serviced by several intercity lines and the ICE to Düsseldorf and further on to Frankfurt. The intercity lines provide direct connections to Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Zutphen. It is also the terminus for several local railway services. Arnhem has three other stations, namely Arnhem Velperpoort, Arnhem Presikhaaf, and Arnhem Zuid. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... ICE 3 trainset near Ingolstadt The InterCityExpress or ICE (German pronunciation: ) is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its neighbouring countries. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Duesseldorf. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Country Netherlands Province Gelderland Area (2006)  - Municipality 57. ... Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel at the influx of the Berkel, and a junction station 29 km by rail N.N.E. of Arnhem. ...


Arnhem is unique in the Netherlands with its trolleybus system. Further information: electric bus A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


Notable people

See also People from Arnhem
  • Arnhem was the birthplace of physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Hendrik Lorentz in 1853.
  • The English poet Sir Philip Sidney died in 1586 in Arnhem.
  • The film comedienne Truus van Aalten was born in Arnhem in 1910.
  • British actress Audrey Hepburn attended Arnhem Conservatory during the war years 1939–45.
  • Dutch water polo player Rik Toonen, winner of Olympic bronze in 1976, was born in Arnhem.
  • Cirque du Soleil artist (Love, 2006) Goos Meeuwsen was born in Arnhem.
  • Graphic artist M.C. Escher moved to Arnhem when he was five and spent most of his youth there.
  • HAN University student and fieldhockey talent Pepijn lives in Arnhem.

The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, is awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. ... Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (July 18, 1853, Arnhem – February 4, 1928, Haarlem) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and elucidation of the Zeeman effect. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Philip Sidney. ... 1586 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Geertrguida Everdina Wilhelmina van Aalten (born August 2, 1910, Arnhem, Netherlands; died June 27, 1999, Warmond, Netherlands) was a Dutch actress who appeared in many German films in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... A music school or conservatoire (British English) — also known as a conservatory (American English) or a conservatorium (Australian English) — is an institution dedicated to teaching the art of music, including the playing of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship, music history, and music theory. ... Hendrik Adriaan (Rik) Toonen (born May 21, 1954 in Arnhem, Gelderland) is a former water polo player from The Netherlands, who won the bronze medal with the Dutch Mens Team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... Hand with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror), 1935. ...

Facts and Figures

Arnhem Land is an area of 97,000 km² in the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... This article is about the trading company. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... For other places called Croydon see Croydon (disambiguation) For details of the town of Croydon on which this borough is centred see Croydon The London Borough of Croydon is a London borough in South London, England and part of Outer London. ... Battlefield 1942 is a 3D World War II first-person shooter (FPS) computer game developed by Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (2002) and Apple Macintosh (2004). ... Medal of Honor: Frontline is the first installment of Electronic Arts popular Medal of Honor series for the Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube video game systems. ... Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... This article is about the sport. ... The 2007 Little League World Series, held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, will be held August 17 through August 26. ...

See also

  • Arnhem Metal Meeting

Arnhem Metal Meeting is a heavy metal festival held annually in Arnhem, Holland since 2004. ...

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