Hoogland

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This article is about the town in Utrecht. For the surname, see Hoogland (surname).
Hoogland
Coat of arms of Hoogland
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 52°11′14″N 5°22′28″E / 52.18722°N 5.37444°E / 52.18722; 5.37444Coordinates: 52°11′14″N 5°22′28″E / 52.18722°N 5.37444°E / 52.18722; 5.37444
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht (province)
Municipality Amersfoort
Population (2006) 10,587

Hoogland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦoːxlɑnt]) is a village and former free-standing municipality in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The village population is 10,587 people (2006).

Since 1974, Hoogland has been a part of the municipality of Amersfoort. Until that time, around the 50’s, Hoogland grew vastly in the areas Langenoord and Bieshaar. Nowadays, Hoogland-west is the only outer part of Hoogland which is uncultivated. Although Hoogland got more surrounded by the new housing of Amersfoort (Kattenbroek, Nieuwland and Schothorst), the village characteristics stayed intact.

Hoogland is located north of the Amersfoort city centre.

Although the new housing within Hoogland, the most residents are young. The average income is higher than the average income of Amersfoort and there live relatively few immigrants. The residents characterize Hoogland as a fine and good place to live. Especially the connection and togetherness are one of the most shared feelings. They give Hoogland a 7,6, which is better than the average from Amersfoort. Hoogland is the birthplace of Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht from 1895 to 1929.

The village lies in a natural environment and until the 80’s there was mostly only agriculture. After the 80’s Hoogland got connected through new housing from the city Amersfoort.

Carnaval[edit]

In February, Hoogland, which is a Roman Catholic village, celebrates Carnaval with a parade (carnavalsoptocht). The celebration begins with the renaming of the village to: ‘t Zandkruuersgat’ (The wheelbarrow hole).This is done by the Carnival association: C.v. De Eemschummers and Cv. De Hoogenarren. Its parade is organised by ‘De Eemschummers’.[citation needed]

Community school[edit]

Hoogland has six primary schools" De Biezen, de Bieshaar, de Berkenschool, De Horizon, de Kosmos and the Langenoord. The schools ‘De Biezen’ and ‘de Bieshaar’ are in front of each other. The ‘Biezen’ is a Roman Catholic school and the ‘Bieshaar’ is a public school. The ‘Berkenschool’ lies in front of the ‘Berkenvijver’ (a pond). The ‘Langenoord’ lies in the part which is called ‘Langenoord’. The ‘Horizon’ is a Reformed school. The ’Kosmos’ is the school which is in the outer corner of Hoogland.[citation needed]

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This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Dutch Wikipedia.