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Venlo

Location municipality Venlo Location of Venlo, from Dutch wikipedia Created by User:Mtcv, vrij te gebruiken = freely usable. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Area 86.41 km²
- Land 84.66 km²
- Water 1.75 km²
Population (2005) 92,198
- Density 1,089/km²

Venlo (pronunciation (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands. It is situated in the province of Limburg. 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 Maastricht Queens Commissioner L.J.P.M. (Leon) Frissen Religion (1999) Roman Catholic 80% Protestant 3% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,153 km² (9th) 56 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,135,962 (6th) 528/km² (4th) Inclusion 1839 Anthem In t Bronsgroen Eikenhout ISO NL-LI Official website... 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 166_Venlo. ... 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. ... Capital Maastricht Queens Commissioner L.J.P.M. (Leon) Frissen Religion (1999) Roman Catholic 80% Protestant 3% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,153 km² (9th) 56 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,135,962 (6th) 528/km² (4th) Inclusion 1839 Anthem In t Bronsgroen Eikenhout ISO NL-LI Official website...


On January 1, 2003, the municipalities of Tegelen and Belfeld were added to that of Venlo. Tegelen was originally part of the Duchy of Jülich centuries ago, whereas Venlo has a past in the Duchy of Guelders. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Duchy of Jülich was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in present Germany (part of North Rhine-Westphalia) and the Netherlands (part of Limburg). ... Guelders (Dutch Gelre, German Geldern) is the name of a historical duchy in the Low Countries. ...

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Population centres

Belfeld (51°19′N 6°7′E) is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg. ... Blerick (51°22′N 6°9′E) is a city in the Dutch province of Limburg. ... Boekend (51°23′N 6°7′E) is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg. ... Venlo is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands. ...

The city of Venlo

History of the city

Map circa 1850
Map circa 1850

Its history goes back to Roman times. Venlo developed into an important trade post on the river Meuse and was a member of the Hanseatic League. It received city rights in 1343. Also Blerick was founded in Roman times on the other side of the river and was known as Blariacum. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1160x928, 268 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Venlo ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1160x928, 268 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Venlo ... Meuse is a département in northeast France, named after the Meuse River. ... The foundations of the Hanseatic League (German: Hanse), an alliance of trading cities that for a time in the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern period maintained a trade monopoly over most of Northern Europe and the Baltic, can be seen as early as the 12th century, with the... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Events Magnus II of Sweden abdicates from the throne of Norway in favor of his son Haakon VI of Norway. ...


Because of the strategic importance the city of Venlo was besieged several times.


Venlo in the 2nd World War

Due to the fact that Venlo had both a road and a rail bridge over the River Meuse (Maas) the city was severely damaged during several bomb raids on those bridges at the end of the war. The allied forces needed 13 attempts to destroy the bridges. About 300 people were killed due to those raids. The raids also cost Venlo a major part of its Historical buildings. However, some medieval buildings, such as the city hall, the 'Stadhuis' and the 'Römer' house, survived the war. 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...


On November 9, 1939, two British Intelligence Service agents were kidnapped by the S.D. in what became known as the Venlo Incident. The Incident was used by the Nazis to link Great Britain to Georg Elser's failed assassination of Hitler at the Burgerbraukeller two days before and to justify their later invasion of the Netherlands. The Venlo Incident in 1939 was a Gestapo-engineered capture of two British SIS agents in the early months of World War II, on November 9, 1939. ... Johann Georg Elser (born 4 January 1903 in Hermaringen, Württemberg, Germany; died 9 April 1945 in Dachau concentration camp) was a German opponent of Nazism. ... Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ...


Culture

  • Theatre "De Maaspoort"
  • Museum "Limburgs Museum" and "Museum Van Bommel - Van Dam"
  • Major annual cultural events
    • Carnaval called "Vastelaovend" in February/March (6 weeks before Easter).
    • Summer park festivities called "Zomerparkfeest" in August held in and around the main park of Venlo, a 4 days podium for a broad audience, including live music, film, dance, art etc.

In 2003 Venlo was awarded the title "Greenest city of Europe". In 2012 it will host the Floriade. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Floriade Floriade is a large flower and gardening exhibition, held every 10 years in The Netherlands. ...

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

External links

Limburg Province

Ambt Montfort | Arcen en Velden | Beek | Beesel | Bergen | Brunssum | Echt-Susteren | Eijsden | Gennep | Gulpen-Wittem | Haelen | Heel | Heerlen | Helden | Heythuysen | Horst aan de Maas | Hunsel | Kerkrade | Kessel | Landgraaf | Maasbracht | Maasbree | Maastricht | Margraten | Meerlo-Wanssum | Meerssen | Meijel | Mook en Middelaar | Nederweert | Nuth | Onderbanken | Roerdalen | Roermond | Roggel en Neer | Schinnen | Sevenum | Simpelveld | Sittard-Geleen | Stein | Swalmen | Thorn | Vaals | Valkenburg aan de Geul | Venlo | Venray | Voerendaal | Weert Capital Maastricht Queens Commissioner L.J.P.M. (Leon) Frissen Religion (1999) Roman Catholic 80% Protestant 3% Area  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water   2,153 km² (9th) 56 km² Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density 1,135,962 (6th) 528/km² (4th) Inclusion 1839 Anthem In t Bronsgroen Eikenhout ISO NL-LI Official website... Image File history File links NL-LimburgVlag. ... Ambt Montfort is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Arcen en Velden is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Beek is a municipality and a Netherlands. ... Beesel is a municipality and a Netherlands. ... Bergen is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Brunssum is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Echt-Susteren is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Eijsden is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Gennep is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Gulpen-Wittem is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Haelen is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Heel ( (help·info)) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Heerlen is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands and the second biggest city in the province of Limburg. ... Helden is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands in the province Limburg. ... Heythuysen ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Horst aan de Maas is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Hunsel is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Kerkrade is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... This is about the municipality in the Netherlands. ... Landgraaf is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Maasbracht is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands, Population centres Bilt, Brandt, De Weerd, Eiland, Laak, Linne, Maasbracht-Beek, Ohé, Stevensweert. ... Maasbree is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands Population centres Baarlo Maasbree External link Official website Categories: Limburg (Netherlands) ... Flag of Maastricht. ... Margraten is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Meerlo-Wanssum is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands Population centres Blitterswijck Geijsteren Meerlo Swolgen Tienray Wanssum External links Official Website Categories: Limburg (Netherlands) ... Meerssen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands Population centres Bunde Geulle Meerssen/Rothem Ulestraten. ... Meijel is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands External link Official website Categories: Limburg (Netherlands) ... Mook en Middelaar is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands Population centres Middelaar Molenhoek Mook Plasmolen. ... Nederweert is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands Population centres Budschop, Leveroy, Nederweert, Nederweert-Eind, Ospel, Ospeldijk and Schoor. ... Nuth is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Onderbanken is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Roerdalen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Roermond is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Roggel en Neer is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Schinnen is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Sevenum ( (help· info)) is a Dutch municipality and a town in the province Limburg in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Simpelveld is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Sittard-Geleen is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Stein ( (help·info)) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Swalmen (Limburgish and town dialect: Zjwame) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Thorn is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands. ... Vaals is a town in the southeastern Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. ... Valkenburg aan de Geul is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Venray is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Voerendaal is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... This is about the city in the Netherlands. ...

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Coordinates: 51°22′N 6°10′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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English version - Gemeente Venlo (180 words)
Venlo is a city in the south of the Netherlands.
At present Venlo has approximately 90.000 inhabitants and qualified to be a city as early as 1343.
Profiles of Venlo is a website of the department of economic affairs of the city of Venlo.
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