Location of Beilen
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Beilen (Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 16 km south of Assen. The old Reformed church is the only really old building; a huge fire destroyed the major part of Beilen in 1820.) is a village in the
Beilen has a railway station - Beilen railway station.
The biggest employers in Beilen are the former DOMO milkpowder factory and the psychiatric hospital GGZ Drenthe and there is a big distribution centre of Jumbo supermarkten. Beilen is also visited by many tourists, for it is located between many forests and National Reserves. Each August the so-called "Wende-aovends" take place in Beilen, with extra activities for children in the shoppingcentre and featuring local artists at night.
In 2001, the town of Beilen had 8689 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 3.2 km², and contained 3536 residences. The statistical area "Beilen", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 10060.
Until 1998, Beilen was a separate municipality.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beilen.|
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Beilen". Map of the municipality in 1868.
- Official dutch website of the Beilen community along with Westerbork (village) and Smilde.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of January 1, 2005.
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