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Wageningen

Location municipality Wageningen Wageningen, from Dutch wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Area 32.35 km²
- Land 30.53 km²
- Water 1.83 km²
Population (2006) 34,348
- Density 1,151/km²

Image:Ltspkr.pngWageningen is a municipality and a historical town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. It is famous for Wageningen University, which is specialised in life sciences. The city incorporates 34,348 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2006), of which many thousands are students. The university and associated research institutes employ about 7400 people. 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 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 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. ... 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. ... Wageningen University Established 1918 Wageningen University provides education and generates knowledge in the field of life sciences and natural resources. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...

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Location

Wageningen is situated on the north bank of the Lower Rhine, ("Nederrijn" in Dutch) and at the border between the Gelderse valley and the Veluwe, of which the southwest hill is called the Wageningse berg. Wageningen can be reached by car from highways A12, A15 and A50, and from railroad station Ede-Wageningen a 15 minute bus drive connects to the central bus station in the town center. i hate erin saunders ... Categories: Netherlands geography stubs | Rivers of the Netherlands | Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta ... A forest on the Veluwe The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. ... A highway is a major road within a city, or linking several cities together. ...


Founding of the city

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The eldest known settlement in the Wageningen municipality was located near the Rhine at the bottom of the Wageningse Berg. During the early middle ages the settlement moved up the hill: Remains of a small church and several wood farms have been found near the top of the hill. In the twelfth century people settled at what is currently the Bergstraat. Close to Hotel de Wereld a stone floor has been found dating back to this period. After the construction of a dike to protect the city from the acidic water from the moors that then occupied the Gelderse Vallei (the current Hoogstraat), the oldest part of the current city was built south of it. The city parts north of the Hoogstraat were constructed later. Wageningen received city rights in 1263. The city was protected by a city wall and a ditch, and in 1526 a castle was built. The castle was demolished during the 18th century but the fondations of three of the towers and part of the wall remain visible today. Image File history File linksMetadata Wagningen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wagningen. ... Hotel De Wereld Hotel de Wereld (meaning the World Hotel) in Wageningen was the site of the capitulation of the German troups in The Netherlands on 5 and 6 May 1945, and the end of German occupation during World War II. This fact is remembered annually. ... City rights are a medieval phenomenon in the history of the Low Countries. ... Events Detmold, Germany was founded. ... The defensive wall of Braşov, Romania. ... Ditches at the Ouse Washes nature reserve. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ...


Recent history

In 1918 the town acquired its first educational institution, Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen, which later became Wageningen University. This initiated the development from a small historical town into a modern technological community, a process which still continues today. Wageningen has now become the center of Food Valley, a large agglomeration of companies and research institutes specializing in food innovation. 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Wageningen University Established 1918 Wageningen University provides education and generates knowledge in the field of life sciences and natural resources. ...


Wageningen is also world famous for its military history: On May 6, 1945, the German general Blaskowitz surrendered to the Canadian general Charles Foulkes, which ended the Second World War in the Netherlands. The Generals negotiated the terms of surrender in the Hotel de Wereld, which since 2004 has again been serving as a hotel. On May 5, which in the Netherlands is Liberation Day, the city hosts a large festival to celebrate the liberation. At this festival, veteran soldiers parade through the city and are honoured for their service. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... General Charles Foulkes, CC, CB, CBE, DSO, CD, LL.D (January 3, 1903 - September 12, 1969) was a Canadian soldier. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Hotel De Wereld Hotel de Wereld (meaning the World Hotel) in Wageningen was the site of the capitulation of the German troups in The Netherlands on 5 and 6 May 1945, and the end of German occupation during World War II. This fact is remembered annually. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Liberation Day (Dutch: Bevrijdingsdag) is celebrated each year on May 5 in the Netherlands to mark the end of the German occupation during the Second World War. ... A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ...


Notable people born in Wageningen

Eline Flipse studied at the Film Academy in Amsterdam, where she got her degree in 1978. ... Aletta van Manen (born October 20, 1958 in Wageningen) is a former Dutch field hockey defender, who won the golden medal with the National Womens Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. ... Eduard (Ed) van Es (born June 28, 1959 in Wageningen) is a former water polo player from the Netherlands, who finished in sixth position with the Dutch National Mens Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... Annelies Maas (born January 25, 1960 in Wageningen, Gelderland) is a former freestyle swimmer from The Netherlands, who competed in two consequentive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1976. ... Jacqueline Toxopeus is a Dutch field hockey international playing in goal. ...

External links

(Dutch) Click on panorama to surf over more than 250 panoramic images of Wageningen
(Dutch) Official Website (in Dutch)
(Dutch) De Digitale Stad Wageningen
(Dutch) Map



 
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Coordinates: 51°58′N 5°40′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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Wageningen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (511 words)
Wageningen is a municipality and a historical town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.
Wageningen is situated on the north bank of the Lower Rhine, ("Nederrijn" in Dutch) and at the border between the Gelderse valley and the Veluwe, of which the southwest hill is called the Wageningse berg.
Wageningen is also world famous for its military history: On May 6, 1945, the German general Blaskowitz surrendered to the Canadian general Charles Foulkes, which ended the Second World War in the Netherlands.
Wageningen travel guide (418 words)
Wageningen is a very nice city with a population of 33.000 (est 1998).
Wageningen is best known for its University, that is famous for environmental sciences and its health and food sciences.
Wageningen city Archives are located in the center of the city.
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