Kesteren

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Kesteren
Coat of arms of Kesteren
Coat of arms
Location of Kesteren
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Kesteren in the municipality of Neder-Betuwe.
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Kesteren in the municipality of Neder-Betuwe.
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Neder-Betuwe
Population ca. 5,000

Kesteren (51°56′N 5°34′E / 51.933°N 5.567°E / 51.933; 5.567) is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Neder-Betuwe, and lies about 8 km southwest of Wageningen.

Kesteren was a separate municipality until 2002, when it merged with Dodewaard and Echteld. The new municipality was first called "Kesteren", but changed its name to Neder-Betuwe in 2003.[1]

In 2009, the town of Kesteren had 5017 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.9573 km², and contains 1540 residences.[2] The statistical area "Kesteren", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 5020.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Railway Station: Kesteren

References[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.

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