Nijmegen (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen, Nieumeghen â€” known in German as Nimwegen, French as NimĂ¨gue, 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 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 and Masaya in Nicaragua.
Nijmegen (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen -- known in German as: Nimwegen) is a city of 160,000 in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border, in the province of Gelderland.
Nijmegen is also the name of the municipality that comprises the city itself and the villages of Lent, Nijmegen-Oosterhout and Nijmegen-Ressen that lie to the north of the Waal river.
Nijmegen is famous for the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, 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.
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