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Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°33′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Assen

Location municipality Assen Image File history File links Location of Assen, from Dutch wikipedia Created by User:Mtcv, vrij te gebruiken = freely usable. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Coordinates 53°0′ N 6°33′ E
Area 83.48 km²
- Land 82.09 km²
- Water 1.39 km²
Population (2005) 62,645
- Density 763/km²
Assen railway station
Assen railway station

Assen (pronunciation (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the north eastern Netherlands, capital of the province of Drenthe. 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... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links 028_Assen. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Chicago from the air. ... This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. ... Province is a name for a subnational entity. ... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ...

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Population centres

Anreep, Assen, De Haar, Graswijk, Loon, Rhee, Schieven, Ter Aard, Ubbena, Vries, Witten, Zeijen, Zeijerveen, Zeijerveld. Vries is located in the Drenthe province of the Netherlands. ... Witten is located in Drenthe province of the Netherlands. ... Zeijen is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ...


Assen

Assen received city rights in 1809. City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Assen's main claim to fame is the motorcycle racing circuit, where on the last Saturday in June the Dutch TT is run. Classic Road Racing Road Racing on (temporary closed) public roads There are a variety of disciplines within the sport of motorcycle racing. ... The Dutch TT is a motorcycle roadracing event, traditionally held on the last Saturday of June at Assen in the Netherlands, as part of the MotoGP world championship. ...


History

The history of the capital of Drenthe actually starts in 1258, when there had to be found a new location for the monastery Maria in Campis, which was originally built near Coevorden. It stood there in a poor peat area, which also happened to flood from time to time. A better and especially dryer spot for the Cistercienzer monastery was found in the form of Witten, on a place where at the time only a few farms were localized. Around it were village communities like Deurze, Witten en Peelo. The last has a history which goes back to the times from when Dolmens were built, but now lays jammed in between two new districts of Assen. In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... Monastery of St. ... Coevorden is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Peat in Lewis, Scotland Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. ... Look up flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Monastery of St. ... Witten is located in Drenthe province of the Netherlands. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Deurze () is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ... Witten is located in Drenthe province of the Netherlands. ... T shaped Hunebed D27 in Borger-Odoorn, Netherlands, recent. ...


Monastery

The monastery was built at what now is the Brink of Assen. At the locations of the monastery now stands the Drents Museum, which was built in 1882 as provincehouse. Only the Abdijkerk (Abbey church), monastery terrain and bits and pieces of walls remind us of the religious beginnings of the city. Monastery of St. ... Monastery of St. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, father), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community. ...


Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms is directly borrowed from the seal of the monastry. Just like the coat of arms of the province of Drenthe - in both cases Mary with child - but Jesus switches knee. At the same time it tells you how the history of the city is connected with the provincial governing board. Which has to do with the fact that around 1600 the abbeygoods were secularised. Maria in Campis no longer existed, but the buildings did. Because of the central position of Assen and the fact that the government from what was then called 'de Landschap Drenthe' (the Landscape Drenthe) was searching for a location for the government and civil servants, Assen became seat for, and basically also capital of Drenthe. Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE to 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Chicago from the air. ... 1597 1598 1599 - 1600 - 1601 1602 1603 |- | align=center colspan=2 | Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s |- | align=center | Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century |} // Events January January 1 - Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 - Giordano Bruno burned at the... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ...


'Drents Haagje'

Assen really wasn't a municipality yet, not even ecclesiastical sense. Even though there was an abbey church, Assen fell ecclesiastically and administratively under Rolde. In 1615 Assen got its own preacher. In 1807 Assen administratively freed itself from the control of Rolde when the village got to establish its own municipal authorities. A municipal authority which moreover in most cases operated in the shadow of the provincial government, which always manifested itself prominent in the 'Drentse Haagje'. The municipal authority mainly got there because of matter of provincial governors like governor Petrus Hofstede ,to which the city also thanks its uniquely located park (in the center of the city). From that time Assen also obtained its significant nickname, 'het Herenbolwerk'. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, father), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community. ... Rolde () is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ... Events June 2 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France. ... Preacher is a colloquial term for a clergyman, in particular a local priest, pastor or Minister; one who preaches. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Rolde () is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Chicago from the air. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ...


City Rights

Assen currently has about 64.000 inhabitants, but it only got a real city scope after World War II. But it has been an official city since 1809. After Coevorden, the then village of about sixteen hundred souls became the second place in Drenthe with city rights, granted by King Lodewijk Napoleon, who had big plans with the village. A plan to make it a real city was set up at the time, but unfortunately for Assen, the Kingdom of the Netherlands got incorporated with France of Napoleon Bonaparte and the plans were abandoned. Residency is a stage of postgraduate medical training in North America which leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or referral specialty. ... Chicago from the air. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Chicago from the air. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Coevorden is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... This page is about the core essence of a being. ... Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Chicago from the air. ... Places where monarchies maintain rule appear in blue. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des...


As administrative centre, Assen attracted well-to-do inhabitants and with that also new enterprises and initiatives, these contributed to slow but steady increase of commerce, wealth and new establishments; such as a newspaper printing in 1823, a Latin school in 1825, a postal service on Groningen in 1830, a court in 1840, a first beginning for a garrison in 1852 and a railway station in 1870. Another major achievement was the Drentse Hoofdvaart (Canal)which was used for transporting peat and other goods. (On either side of the canal, stately homes were built by the initiators) and the opening of the Noord-Willemskanaal (North-Willems canal) in 1861. The most important monuments of the city are from the nineteenth century. Residency is a stage of postgraduate medical training in North America which leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or referral specialty. ... In political science, the initiative (also known as popular or citizens initiative) provides a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote on a proposed statute, constitutional amendment, charter amendment, or ordinance. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Boroughs of Groningen Groningen is the capital city of the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. ... 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 trial at the Old Bailey in London as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermanns Microcosm of London (1808-11). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A monument is a structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons rather than for any overtly functional use. ... Chicago from the air. ...


Industry

Around the 1900 Assen began to play a more prominent industrial role. It was originally a centre of civil servants, but the establishment of a slaughter house,dairy factory and iron foundry created more diverse expansion opportunities and encouraged growth. Around 1930 Assen became a central point for health care in the province, by establishing various psychiatric hospitals and healthcare centres. 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Look up Civil in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word Civil is derived from the Latin word civilis, from civis (citizen). Used as an adjective, it may describe several fields, concepts, and people: Civil death Civil defense Civil disobedience Civil engineering Civil law Civil liberties Civil libertarianism Civil marriage Civil... Dairy farm near Oxford, New York A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk (mostly from cows, sometimes from buffalo, sheep or goats) and other farm animals, for human consumption. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


Growth

After WWII, Assen didn't have more than 20.000 inhabitants. The Assen TT made the city more known, but only because of the indication as an industry core at the end of the 50's came the speed. The 'Nederlands Aardolie Maatschappij' (Dutch Oil Company) established itself in the city and with that, a trend was set, which has since continued. Now, Assen isn't only known because of its TT, Bartje en the 'Drentse Rijwielvierdaagse'. It also is the fastest growing city in the northern part of the Netherlands, has ample employment opportunities, particularly in the service industry. An unprecedented growth of the city in terms of houses & inhabitants is taking place with environmental issues becoming more urgent. Residency is a stage of postgraduate medical training in North America which leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or referral specialty. ... Chicago from the air. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ... Chicago from the air. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ...


Notable people born in Assen

Klena Klenie Geertje Bimolt (born June 8, 1945 in Assen, Drenthe) is a former swimmer from The Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the 4x100 medley relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics. ... Willem Schuth Willem Schuth (born on 14 June 1954 in Assen) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Free Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and sits on the European Parliaments Committee on Agriculture and Rural... John-Paul Langbroek is an Australian politican. ... Peter Martin Hoekstra (born April 4, 1973 in Assen, Drenthe) is a former football winger from The Netherlands, who earned five caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he didnt score. ... In Times of War/ W.Timmer W. Timmer was born in 1979 in Assen, The Netherlands. ... Inge Dekker (born August 18, 1985 in Assen, Drenthe) is a butterfly and freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal with the Dutch Womens 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ...

Others

The Assen Motorcycle Grand Prix is the most famous in the world and is the only circuit still in the MotoGP calendar since 1949. It is also regarded as the Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing. Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier category of motorcycle road racing, currently divided into three engine displacement classes: 125cc, 250 cc and MotoGP (up to 800 cc). ...


External links



 
Drenthe Province

Aa en Hunze | Assen | Borger-Odoorn | Coevorden | Emmen | Hoogeveen | Meppel | Midden-Drenthe | Noordenveld | Tynaarlo | Westerveld | De Wolden Capital Assen Queens Commissioner A.L. (Relus) ter Beek Religion (1999) Protestant 35% Catholic 8% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,642 km² (7th) 38 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 483,173 (10th) 183/km² (12th) Inclusion 1796 Anthem Mijn Drenthe Official website www. ... Image File history File links Flag_Drenthe. ... Aa en Hunze is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Borger-Odoorn is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Coevorden is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Emmen is a city in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ... Hoogeveen is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Meppel ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the northeast of the Netherlands, in the south-west of the province Drenthe. ... Midden-Drenthe is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Noordenveld is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Tynaarlo is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. ... Westerveld is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ... De Wolden is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. ...

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Assen is a municipality and a city in the north eastern Netherlands, capital of the province of Drenthe.
Assen's main claim to fame is the motorcycle racing circuit, where on the last Saturday in June the Dutch TT is run.
Because of the central position of Assen and the fact that the government from what was then called 'de Landschap Drenthe' (the Landscape Drenthe) was searching for a location for the government and civil servants, Assen became seat for, and basically also capital of Drenthe.
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