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Alem is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Maasdriel, and lies about 10 km north of 's-Hertogenbosch. The name of the town is derived from the Germanic word Alaheim, which means 'whole village'.
In 2001, the town of Alem had 450 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.12 km², and contained 145 residences. The statistical area "Alem", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 660.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Alem". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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