Loenen

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Loenen
Former municipality
Loenen aan de Vecht
Loenen aan de Vecht
Flag of Loenen
Flag
Coat of arms of Loenen
Coat of arms
Location of Loenen
Coordinates: 52°13′N 5°1′E / 52.217°N 5.017°E / 52.217; 5.017Coordinates: 52°13′N 5°1′E / 52.217°N 5.017°E / 52.217; 5.017
Country Netherlands
Province Utrecht
Municipality Stichtse Vecht
Area(2006)
 • Total 27.32 km2 (10.55 sq mi)
 • Land 25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
 • Water 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 8,222
 • Density 329/km2 (850/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.loenen.nl

Loenen (About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It was in the Vechtstreek area. On January 1, 2011, Loenen merged with Breukelen and Maarssen to form Stichtse Vecht.

Population centres[edit]

The former municipality of Loenen consisted of the following cities, towns, villages and districts:

History[edit]

The earliest traceable mention of the game of golf refers to a game played in Loenen aan de Vecht. In his book Early Golf, Steven van Hengel describes how the game of "Colf" or "Kolf" was played in 1297 near the castle of Kronenburg. The players had to hit the castle door in as few strikes as possible from the Court House by hitting a ball with a stick.

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