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Harderwijk

Location municipality Harderwijk Image File history File links LocatieHarderwijk. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area
- Land
- Water
48.27 km²
38.46 km²
9.81 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
40,957
1,065/km²

Image:Ltspkr.pngHarderwijk is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. 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 Arnhem Queens Commissioner Jan Kamminga Area  - Total  - % water 2nd 5137 km²  ?% Population  - Total (2004)  - Density 4th 1,966,929 379/km² Anthem Ons Gelderland For the historical duchy also called Gelderland, see Guelders Gelderland (English also Guelders) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... 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. ...

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Population centres

  • Harderwijk
  • Hierden

The city of Harderwijk

Harderwijk received city rights from Count Otto II of Guelders in 1231[1]. A defensive wall surrounding the city was completed by the end of that century. The oldest part of the city is near where the streets Hoogstraat and Grote Poortstraat are today. Around 1315 the city was expanded southwards, which included the construction of what is now called the Grote Kerk (Large Church). A second, northward expansion took place around 1425. Particularly along the west side of town much of the wall still exists, although often not in entirely original form. This also goes for the only remaining city gate, the picturesque Vischpoort. City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... // Events Ardengus becomes bishop of Florence. ...


Harderwijk used to be a member of the Hanseatic League. It lies on what used to be the Zuiderzee (Southern Sea, now the IJsselmeer) and consequently its economy was strongly based on fishing and seafaring in general. This dramatically changed after 1932, when the Zuiderzee was shut off from the North Sea for safety reasons. Carta marina of Baltic Sea (1539). ... IJsselmeer seen from space The IJsselmeer (or Lake IJssel) is a shallow lake of some 1250 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...


Between 1648 and 1811 the University of Harderwijk operated in the city. Carolus Linnaeus graduated at this university. The university, together with the universities of Zutphen and Franeker was abolished by Napoleon. The University of Harderwijk (1648-1811), also named the Guelders Academy, was located in the town of Harderwijk, in the Republic of the United Provinces (now: the Netherlands). ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as (help· info), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), the name with which his publications were signed, was a Swedish botanist and physician who laid the foundations for the modern scheme... 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. ... Franeker (Frisian: Frjentsjer) is one of the eleven cities of Friesland. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ...


Today, Harderwijk is probably known best for the Dolfinarium, where dolphin shows are held. (See external links.)


Veluwe

The southeastern half of the municipality is forest area. This is part of the Veluwe, much of which is now a National Park. A forest on the Veluwe The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. ...


References

  1.   Stenvert, R. et al. (2000). Monumenten in Nederland: Gelderland, p. 50 and 183–188. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9406-3

External links

  • Official Website
  • Map
  • Dolfinarium


 
Gelderland Province

Aalten | Apeldoorn | Arnhem | Barneveld | Berkelland | Beuningen | Brummen | Bronckhorst | Buren | Culemborg | Doesburg | Doetinchem | Druten | Duiven | Ede | Elburg | Epe | Ermelo | Geldermalsen | Groenlo | Groesbeek | Harderwijk | Hattem | Heerde | Heumen | Lingewaal | Lingewaard | Lochem | Maasdriel | Millingen aan de Rijn | Montferland | Neder-Betuwe | Neerijnen | Nijkerk | Nijmegen | Nunspeet | Oldebroek | Oude IJsselstreek | Overbetuwe | Putten | Renkum | Rheden | Rijnwaarden | Rozendaal | Scherpenzeel | Tiel | Ubbergen | Voorst | Wageningen | West Maas en Waal | Westervoort | Wijchen | Winterswijk | Zaltbommel | Zevenaar | Zutphen Capital Arnhem Queens Commissioner Jan Kamminga Area  - Total  - % water 2nd 5137 km²  ?% Population  - Total (2004)  - Density 4th 1,966,929 379/km² Anthem Ons Gelderland For the historical duchy also called Gelderland, see Guelders Gelderland (English also Guelders) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern... Image File history File links Gelderland-Flag. ... Aalten is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Apeldoorn ( â–¶ (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in in the province of Gelderland, about 26,5 miles east of Amersfoort, in central Netherlands. ... Arnhem is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, located on the Lower Rhine, and the capital of the Gelderland province. ... Barneveld is a town and municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. ... From January 1, 2005, Berkelland is a municipality in Gelderland, the Netherlands. ... Beuningen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Brummen is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. ... Bronckhorst is the name of a municipality in Gelderland, the Netherlands. ... Buren is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands and is strongly linked to the royal family. ... 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