Asch, Netherlands

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Asch
Stad Buren binnen de gemeente Buren
Stad Buren binnen de gemeente Buren
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Asch in the municipality of Buren.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Asch in the municipality of Buren.
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Buren
Population (2006) 320

Asch is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Buren, and lies about 9 km northwest of Tiel.

In 2001, the town of Asch had 176 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.048 km², and contained 71 residences.[1] The statistical area "Asch", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 400.[2]

According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa,[3] Asch was founded before 1405. In World War II, an Allied forward air base was at Asch. This base was attacked unsuccessfully in Operation Bodenplatte.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format. Areas "Asch" and "Verspreide huizen Asch".
  3. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 1 (A), 1839.

Coordinates: 51°55′51″N 5°18′40″E / 51.93083°N 5.31111°E / 51.93083; 5.31111