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Nijmegen
Official flag of Nijmegen
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Coat of arms
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area (2006)
 - Municipality 57.53 km²  (22.2 sq mi)
 - Land 53.59 km² (20.7 sq mi)
 - Water 3.94 km² (1.5 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 - Municipality 160,681
 - Density 2,998/km² (7,764.8/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: www.nijmegen.nl

Nijmegen [ˈnɛɪmeɣən] (pronunciation ) (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen, Nieumeghen — known in German as Nimwegen, French as Nimègue, and Spanish and Italian as Nimega and Esperanto as Nimeĝo) is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. It is considered to be the oldest city in the Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005. Image File history File links Flag_of_Nijmegen. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location of Nijmegen. ... 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. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Statistics Netherlands is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing 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: ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving 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 Nl-Nijmegen. ... Look up Esperanto in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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The city of Nijmegen

History

Nijmegen celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 2005; it is considered the oldest city in the Netherlands. In gaining this qualification, it has competed with the city of Maastricht. Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province Limburg Area (2006)  - Municipality 60. ...


The first mention of Nijmegen in history is in the 1st century BC, when the Romans built a military camp on the place where Nijmegen was to appear; the location had great strategic value because of the surrounding hills, which gave (and give) a good view over the Waal and Rhine valley. (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 1st century BC started on January 1, 100 BC and ended on December 31, 1 BC. An alternative name for this century is the last century BC. The AD/BC notation does not use a year zero. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... The Rhine (Dutch: ; French: ; German: ; Italian: ; Romansh: ) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometres (820 miles), with an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second. ...


By 69, when the Batavians, the original inhabitants of the Rhine and Maas valley, revolted, a village called Oppidum Batavorum had formed near the Roman camp. This village was destroyed in the revolt, but when the revolt had ended, the Romans built another, bigger camp, where the Legio X Gemina was stationed. Soon after, another village formed around this camp. The Year of the four emperors: After Neros death, Galba, Otho and Vitellius all serve as emperor for a short time each before Vespasian takes over. ... The Batavii (or Batavi, Batavians) were a Germanic, or possibly Celtic tribe reported by Julius Caesar and Tacitus to have lived around the Rhine delta, in the area which is currently the Netherlands. ... The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium and... Legio X Gemina, the twin legion, was levied by Julius Caesar on 58 BC, for his invasion of Gaul. ...


In 103, the X Gemina was removed to Vienna, which may have been a major blow to the economy of the village around its camp. In 104, Emperor Trajan renamed the town, which now became known as Ulpia Noviomagus Batavorum, for short Noviomagus (the origin of the current name Nijmegen). (The old theory that Nijmegen received market rights is incorrect.) Few Roman remains are visible today; a fragment of the old city wall can be seen near the casino, and the foundations of the amphitheatre are traced in the paving of the present-day Rembrandtstraat. However, the Valkhof museum has a large collection of Roman artifacts that have been dug up over the ages. For other uses, see number 103. ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Events Pliny the Younger is a member of the college of Augurs (103-104). ... Template:Infobox boobies the Roman emperor This article is about the Roman Emperor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. ... The Valkhof museum is a an archaeology and art museum in Nijmegen, Netherlands. ...


In the 4th century, Roman power decreased and Nijmegen became part of the Frankish kingdom. It has been contended that in the 8th century Emperor Charlemagne maintained his palatium in Nijmegen on at least four occasions. Thanks to the Waal river, trade flourished and in 1230, Nijmegen was given city rights by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1247, the city was ceded to the count of Guelders as collateral for a loan. The loan was never repaid, and Nijmegen has been a part of Gelderland ever since. This did not hamper trade; Nijmegen even became part of the Hanseatic League in 1364. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Statue of Charlemagne (also called Karl der Große, Charles the Great) in Frankfurt, Germany. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ... Events Kingdom of Leon unites with the Kingdom of Castile. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was a pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. ... Events Shams ad-Din disappears resulting in Jalal Uddin Rumi writing 30,000 verses of poetry about his disappearance. ... 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. ... Collateral within a financial context is used to indicate assets that secure a debt obligation. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 - 1364 - 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 See also: 1364 state leaders Events Charles V becomes King of France. ...


The arts also flourished in this period. Famous medieval painters the Limbourg brothers were born and educated in Nijmegen. Très riches heures du Duc de Berry: Aout (August) (1412-16) Illumination on vellum, 22,5 x 13,6 cm Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry The Limbourg brothers, or in Dutch Gebroeders van Limburg (Herman, Pol, and Jean; 1385. ...


During the Dutch Revolt, trade came to a halt and even though Nijmegen became a part of the Republic of United Provinces in 1585, it remained a border town and had to endure multiple sieges. The Eighty Years War, or Dutch Revolt from 1568 to 1648 was the secession war in which the proto-Netherlands first became an independent country. ... 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ...


In 1678 Nijmegen was host to the negotiations between the European powers that aimed to put an end to the constant warfare that had ravaged the continent for years. The result was the Treaty of Nijmegen that, unfortunately, failed to provide for a lasting peace. Events August 10 - Treaty of Nijmegen ends the Dutch War. ... The Treaty of Nijmegen (1678) was signed in Nijmegen, and ended the Dutch War. ...


In the second half of the 19th century, the fortifications around the city became a major problem; there were too many inhabitants inside the walls, but the fortifications could not be demolished because Nijmegen was deemed as being of vital importance to the defence of the Netherlands. When, however, events in the Franco-Prussian war proved that old-fashioned fortifications were no more of use, this policy was changed and the fortifications were dismantled in 1874. The old castle had already been demolished in 1797, so that its bricks could be sold. 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. ... Combatants Second French Empire North German Confederation allied with south German states (later German Empire) Commanders Napoleon III Otto Von Bismarck, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Strength 400,000 at the beginning of the war 1,200,000 Casualties 150,000 dead or wounded 284,000 captured 350,000 civilian... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Nijmegen Waalbridge
A view over the center of Nijmegen in the wintertime
A view over the center of Nijmegen in the wintertime

Through the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Nijmegen grew steadily. The Waal was bridged in 1878 by a rail bridge and in 1936 by a car bridge, which was claimed to be Europe's biggest bridge at the time. In 1923 the current Radboud University Nijmegen was founded and in 1927 a channel was dug between the Waal and Maas rivers. File links The following pages link to this file: Nijmegen Categories: GFDL images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Nijmegen Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1242x786, 622 KB) Summary A picture of Nijmegen done in winter 2006 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nijmegen Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1242x786, 622 KB) Summary A picture of Nijmegen done in winter 2006 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nijmegen Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... 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. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Radboud University Nijmegen, formerly called Catholic University of Nijmegen is the university of the Dutch city of Nijmegen. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ...


In 1940, the Netherlands were invaded by Germany with Nijmegen being the first Dutch city to fall into German hands. On February 22, 1944, Nijmegen was heavily bombed by American planes, causing great damage to the city centre. The American pilots may have thought they were bombing the German city of Kleve, which was clearly not the case. Alleged to have been a deliberate act by the Allies, the NIOD announced in January 2005 that its study of the incident confirmed that it was an accident caused by poor communications and chaos in the airspace. Over 750 people died in the incident. During 1944, the city saw heavy fighting during Operation Market Garden. The objective in Nijmegen in September 1944 was mainly to prevent the Germans from destroying the bridge. Capturing the bridge allowed the British Army XXX Corps to attempt to reach the British airborne troops in Arnhem. At one time, the bridge held close to 20 25lb anti-tank guns and two anti-aircraft guns. The Germans made repeated attacks on the bridge using bombs attached to driftwood, midget submarines and later resorted to shelling the bridge with 88mm barrages. Troops were positioned on the bridge giving an excellent arc of fire in case of attack. Troops that couldn't fit onto the bridge were positioned in a bombed out house slightly upstream of the bridge. During the shelling, the house was hit, killing 6 soldiers and wounding 1 more. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Kleve (occasionally referred to in English as Cleves) is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, near the Dutch border and the river Rhine, at . ... The Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (NIOD, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation) is an organisation in the Netherlands which maintains archives and carries out historical studies into the two world wars. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 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 17,000 dead or wounded 4,000 - 8,000 dead or wounded Operation Market Garden (September... 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. ...


Nijmegen was liberated from German captivity by the First Canadian Army in November of 1944 for the last time. This city would later be used as a springboard for Operation Veritable, the invasion across the Rhine River by Allied Troops.


More recently, on February 23, 1981, the Nijmegen Police Department and the Dutch Army stormed the Piersonstraat and Zeigelhof, a squatted housing block in downtown Nijmegen. Using two hundred riot vans, three Leopard MBTs, three armoured personnel carriers, a helicopter, twelve hundred policemen, and seven hundred fifty members of the armed forces, they evicted the squatters and demolished the block, while clouding the entire area in teargas and CS gas. This had an enormous backlash in local politics. While the city government wanted the squatters out to build a parking garage, most of the population wanted affordable housing to be built in the area. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A car of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, England Police forces are government organisations charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Leopard is the primary post-WWII German tank design, a design that has been in use as the primary main battle tank for most European countries in various versions since the early 1960s. ... Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are armoured fighting vehicles developed to transport infantry on the battlefield. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations. ... A riot control agent is a type of lachrymatory agent (or lacrimatory agent). ... CS or 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (also called O-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile)(chemical formula: C10H5ClN2) is a substance that is used as a riot control agent and is usually claimed to be non-lethal by the forces who use it. ...


As to this date Nijmegen is still known as Havana on the Waal among some Right-wingers. The Socialist Party, the Green Party and Labour have a solid two-third majority in City Council, making Nijmegen the only major city in The Netherlands with a solely Left-wing government. The current mayor is Mr Thom de Graaf. Nickname: (Spanish) City of Columns Position of Havana in Cuba Coordinates: Country Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Administrative Divisions 15 Founded 1515a Government  - President of the Peoples Power Provincial Assembly Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... Edited Satellite image of the Rhine-Waal fork, showing the beginning of river Waal (green). ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... The Socialist Party (SP, Dutch: Socialistische Partij) is a Dutch socialist political party. ... GroenLinks (GL, GreenLeft) is a political party in the Netherlands. ... The Labour Party (in Dutch: Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA) is a Dutch social-democratic political party. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Thomas Carolus de Graaf (11 June 1957) was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Administrative renewal and kingdom relations of the Netherlands. ...


In November 2005, downtown Nijmegen was the site of the assassination of political activist Louis Sévèke. Jean Louis Bernhard Sévèke (Venray, April 28, 1964 - Nijmegen, November 15, 2005) was a Dutch activist, journalist and writer. ...


Education

Nijmegen is host to a university, the Radboud University Nijmegen, it counted 17,627 students and its staff 4,336 people in the year of 2006. It was founded in 1923 as the first Catholic university in the Netherlands. Radboud University also runs the High Field Magnetic Laboratory (http://www.hfml.ru.nl/) which is able to achieve some of the highest fields available in Europe at 33 teslas (continuous) and 60 teslas (pulsed). The facility is available to outside users, primarily for research purposes. The education and social work departments of the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen school for higher level vocational training are also located in Nijmegen, as are that school's medical departments. The Radboud University Nijmegen, formerly called Catholic University of Nijmegen is the university of the Dutch city of Nijmegen. ... SI unit. ...


In addition to these institutions, there is also an intermediate level vocational school (ROC Nijmegen) and a number of high schools: Groenschool Nijmegen, Kandinsky College, Nijmeegse Scholengemeenschap Groenewoud (NSG), Stedelijke Scholengemeenschap Nijmegen (SSGN), Canisius College, Lindenholt College, the Stedelijk Gymnasium (formally the "Latijnse school", founded in the 16th century), the Karel de Grote College, Montessori College and the Dominicus College. Of note is also Leefwerkschool Eigenwijs, which caters to students from all over the Netherlands who have been repeatedly expelled from "regular" high schools. Leefwerkschool Eigenwijs has its roots in the local activist movement of the early 1980s and is the only school of its kind recognised in the Netherlands.


Transportation

Nijmegen has four train stations, Nijmegen, Nijmegen Dukenburg, Nijmegen Heyendaal and Nijmegen Lent. Intercity trains and fast trains stop at the central station. The buscompany Novio maintains the city busses while Hermes and Connexxion maintain regional busses.


Museums in and around Nijmegen

The Valkhof museum is a an archaeology and art museum in Nijmegen, Netherlands. ... Recumbent bicycles from the Nineteentwenties in the Velorama The Velorama (Dutch: Nationaal fietsmuseum Velorama) is the only bicycle museum in the Netherlands. ...

International Four Day March Nijmegen

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Nijmegen is famous for the International Four Day March Nijmegen also known as the "Vierdaagse", an annual event starting on the third Tuesday in July, comprising four days of walking (distances ranging from 30 to 50 km a day), and the accompanying festivities, which have been drawing the largest crowds for any Dutch event in the past few years. [1] Image File history File links 1997_81_4daagse_nijmegen. ... Image File history File links 1997_81_4daagse_nijmegen. ... Entry The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen (or Vierdaagse) is the largest marching event in the world. ... The vierdaagse (Dutch for Four day Event) is an annual walk that has taken place since 1909, being based at Nijmegen since the 1920s. ... An animated demonstration of a six-legged insect walking. ...


The event invites WWII allied veterans to help celebrate their participation in the liberation of the Netherlands from German occupation. Participants from Canada, the USA, Australian and New Zealand have attended the event.


During the "Vierdaagse" of 2006 two people died due to the extreme hot weather. It caused the organisation to cancel the rest of the walk. Whether this has any consequences for the future is as yet unknown. The vierdaagse (Dutch for Four day Event) is an annual walk that has taken place since 1909, being based at Nijmegen since the 1920s. ...


Population centres

The municipality is formed by the city of Nijmegen, incorporating the former villages of Hatert, Hees and Neerbosch, as well as the urban expansion project of Waalsprong, that lies to the north of the river Waal, including the village of Lent and the new suburbs of Nijmegen-Oosterhout and Nijmegen-Ressen. Edited Satellite image of the Rhine-Waal fork, showing the beginning of river Waal (green). ... Lent is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. ...


Politics

Council seats
Party seats change from 2002
PvdA 11 +3
SP 7 +1
GroenLinks 6 -3
CDA 5 -
VVD 4 -
D66 2 +1
stadspar 1 -2
VSP 1 -1
nijmnu 1 -
gewnijm 1 +1


For the Belgian political party of the same name, see Partij van de Arbeid (Belgium). ... The Socialist Party (Dutch: Socialistische Partij) is a socialist party in the Netherlands. ... This article is about the Dutch political party. ... The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) (Dutch: Christen Democratisch Appèl) is a Dutch Christian-democratic political party. ... The Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (VVD), literally Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, is a free market liberal party in the Netherlands. ... d66 may refer to Democrats 66, a Dutch political party d66 (die), a dice roll used in some old wargames and RPGs This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The city council has 39 seats. After the 2002 municipal elections, the three major parties, GroenLinks (9 seats), PvdA (8 seats) and SP (6 seats) formed a coalition. Because these are all left-wing parties, Nijmegen received the nickname 'Havana on the Waal'. Although such majorities are no exception (compare Amsterdam) and sometimes also form coalitions (see Muntendam), this is unusual for a city this size. Since such a left-wing coalition might be possible at a national level after the 2006 general election, the achievements of this council are often scrutinised. After the 2006 municipal election such a coalition became possible in many more municipalities, making the example even more interesting. This article is about the Dutch political party. ... For the Belgian political party of the same name, see Partij van de Arbeid (Belgium). ... The Socialist Party (Dutch: Socialistische Partij) is a socialist party in the Netherlands. ... Nickname: (Spanish) City of Columns Position of Havana in Cuba Coordinates: Country Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Administrative Divisions 15 Founded 1515a Government  - President of the Peoples Power Provincial Assembly Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... Country Netherlands Province North Holland Coordinates Area 219. ... Muntendam is a town in the Dutch province of Groningen, municipality Menterwolde. ...


The municipal elections of 7 March 2006 saw an increase of 4,6% of the votes for these three parties taken together, which could be seen as increased support for the coalition. However, nationally these parties scored much better, recovering from an electoral blow of the 2002 elections. Then again, the Leefbaar parties that caused the loss then and lost most of their votes this time have no branch in Nijmegen, which makes this comparison less valid. Among the three big parties, there was a shift from GroenLinks, who lost 6.5%, to PvdA, who won 6.4% and SP, who won 2.3%. As a result it is no longer the biggest party. The seat assignment is now as shown in the table. The three-party coalition was continuated. Posters of political parties of the 2006 municipal elections in Delft The Dutch municipal elections of 2006 were held on March 7, 2006. ... Leefbaar is a political movement in the Netherlands, started by Pim Fortuyn, who later formed LPF. It is not a party by itself but consists of a national branch, Leefbaar Nederland and many municipal branches, the most famous and most successfull of which is Leefbaar Rotterdam. ...


Famous people from Nijmegen

See also People from Nijmegen

Blessed Anno Sjoerd Titus Brandsma (Bolsward, February 23, 1881 – Dachau July 26, 1942) was a Dutch Carmelite priest and professor of philosophy. ... Saint Petrus Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was an important Jesuit who fought against the spread of Protestantism in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, and Switzerland. ... Edward Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955 [1] in Nijmegen, Netherlands), is a guitarist, songwriter and producer most famous for being a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ... Alexander Arthur Van Halen (born on May 8, 1953) is a drummer and founding member of the hard rock band Van Halen, along with his brother Eddie Van Halen who plays lead guitar and keyboards. ... Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (November 1165, Nijmegen – September 28, 1197, Messina) was king of Germany 1190-1197, and Holy Roman Emperor 1191-1197. ... Saadia Himi (b. ... Très riches heures du Duc de Berry: Aout (August) (1412-16) Illumination on vellum, 22,5 x 13,6 cm Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry The Limbourg brothers, or in Dutch Gebroeders van Limburg (Herman, Pol, and Jean; 1385. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Pieke (Pie) Geelen (born October 20, 1972 in Nijmegen, Gelderland) is a former freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Ron (Ronnie) de Groot (born April 29, 1960 in Nijmegen, Gelderland) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who mainly played for NEC Nijmegen (1979-1987) during his professional career. ... Harrie van Heumen (born December 24, 1959 in Nijmegen) is a former ice hockey forward from The Netherlands, who participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. ... Johanne (Anne) Marie Quist (born December 26, 1957 in Nijmegen, Gelderland) is a former international rower from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal in the Womens Eights at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... Edward Ka-Spel, a singer-songwriter, was born January 23, 1954 in London, and is currently living in The Netherlands. ... The Legendary Pink Dots are a British rock band formed in London at the end of the late 1970s and who, although distinctly non-mainstream, have been musically influential over the years. ...

Sister cities

Nijmegen has five sister cities For the 1997 film, see Twin Town 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. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... The Trinity Cathedral (1682-99) is a symbol of Pskovs former might and independence. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Masaya is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, Central America, with a city of the same name. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Higashimatsuyama (東松山市 Higashimatsuyama-shi; literally East Matsuyama) is a city located in Saitama, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Gaziantep (Kurdish: , informally, Antep) is the capital city of Gaziantep Province in Turkey. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - City  21. ...

Miscellaneous information

  • Nijmegen is the home-town of the Dutch football club NEC Nijmegen.
  • Nijmegen was referred to by the name "Marxograd at the Waal" by Dutch politician and former European Commission member Frits Bolkestein
  • Nijmegen was the location for the first Open European Mahjong Championship, held between 25-26 June 2005.
  • Nijmegen was called 'Noviomagus' when it was founded.
  • In Medal of Honor: Frontline, the Nijmegen Waalbridge is featured simply as the "Nijmegen Bridge".
  • Nijmegen Waalbridge is shown in the opening credits to the first series of Auf Weidersehen Pet, supposedly set in Germany. The bridge is shown as they are driving over it, on their way to Dusseldorf to work.

N.E.C. is a Dutch football club founded in November 15, 1900. ... The Commission seat in Brussels The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ... Frits Bolkestein Frederik Bolkestein (born 4 April 1933 in Amsterdam; usually known as  ) is a Dutch politician and former EU Commissioner. ... Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Màhjeung; or Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese: Màhjeuk; other common English spellings include mahjongg, majiang, and hyphenated forms such as mah-jong or mah-jongg) is a game for four players that originated in China. ... 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. ...

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Coordinates: 51°50′N, 5°52′E 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... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Nijmegen (Zuid-Gelders: Nèhméége) (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen, Nieumeghen — known in German as Nimwegen, French as Nimègue, and Spanish as Nimega) is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border.
The municipality is formed by the city of Nijmegen, incorporating the former villages of Hatert, Hees and Neerbosch, as well as the urban expansion project of Waalsprong, that lies to the north of the river Waal, including the village of Lent and the new suburbs of Nijmegen-Oosterhout and Nijmegen-Ressen.
Nijmegen is twin town (Sister City) to the cities of Pskov in Russia, Masaya in Nicaragua, and Albany, New York in the United States of America.
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