Harmelen

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Harmelen
Town
Catholic church in Harmelen, designed by Jan Stuyt
Catholic church in Harmelen, designed by Jan Stuyt
Coat of arms of Harmelen
Coat of arms
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Harmelen in the municipality of Woerden.
Harmelen in the municipality of Woerden.
Coordinates: 52°5′22″N 4°57′39″E / 52.08944°N 4.96083°E / 52.08944; 4.96083Coordinates: 52°5′22″N 4°57′39″E / 52.08944°N 4.96083°E / 52.08944; 4.96083
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Woerden
Area
 • Total 23.75 km2 (9.17 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 8,374
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Harmelen is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Woerden, and lies about 6 km east of Woerden.

In 2001, the town of Harmelen had 6557 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.11 km², and contained 2481 residences.[1]

Harmelen is on the railway line between Utrecht and Woerden; its train station was opened on 21 May 1855 and closed on 15 May 1936.[2] In 1962, two passenger trains collided near Harmelen. The Harmelen train disaster, resulting in 93 fatalities, was the largest train accident in Dutch history.

The village used to be a separate municipality, until it merged with Woerden in 2001. Before the merger the municipality of Harmelen had about 8000 inhabitants.

Notable people born in Harmelen[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  2. ^ Stationsweb.nl

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