Arkel

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Arkel
Village
Windmill in Arkel
Windmill in Arkel
Coat of arms of Arkel
Coat of arms
LocatieGiessenlanden.png
The village (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Arkel in the municipality of Giessenlanden.
The village (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Arkel in the municipality of Giessenlanden.
Coordinates: 51°51′50″N 4°59′40″E / 51.86389°N 4.99444°E / 51.86389; 4.99444Coordinates: 51°51′50″N 4°59′40″E / 51.86389°N 4.99444°E / 51.86389; 4.99444
Country Netherlands
Province Zuid-Holland
Municipality Giessenlanden
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,600
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arkel is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Giessenlanden, and lies about 3 km north of Gorinchem.

Arkel is a former municipality. In 1986 it became part of Giessenlanden.[1]

In 2001, the village of Arkel had 2752 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.42 km², and contained 1125 residences.[2] The statistical area "Arkel", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3220.[3]

Though there are little places of cultural interest in Arkel, there is a 19th-century domed church and a 19th-century windmill.

History[edit]

Although nowadays a modest village, in the Middle Ages it was the origin of the renowned Lords of Arkel, who owned considerable territories including the town of Gorinchem.

Transportation[edit]

Arkel is served by Arkel railway station. It is located north of the town.

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.