Voerendaal

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Voerendaal
Voelender
Municipality
Town of Voerendaal
Town of Voerendaal
Flag of Voerendaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Voerendaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Voerendaal in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°53′N 5°56′E / 50.883°N 5.933°E / 50.883; 5.933Coordinates: 50°53′N 5°56′E / 50.883°N 5.933°E / 50.883; 5.933
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Egidius Sprokkel (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 31.52 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
 • Land 31.51 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
 • Water 0.01 km2 (0.004 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 92 m (302 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,418
 • Density 394/km2 (1,020/sq mi)
Demonym Voerendaler
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6310–6312, 6343, 6367
Area code 045
Website www.voerendaal.nl

Voerendaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvuːrə(n)daːl]; Limburgish: Voelender) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands.

Population centres[edit]

Barrier, Colmont, Craubeek, Dolberg, Fromberg, Heek, Hellebeuk, Klimmen, Koulen, Kunrade, Mingersberg, Opscheumer, Overheek, Ransdaal, Retersbeek, Termaar, Termoors, Ubachsberg, Voerendaal, Weustenrade, Winthagen.

History[edit]

The Romans left the ruins from a Roman villa rustica as a legacy. In 1049 pope Leo IX initiated the Catholic Church - Sint Laurentiuskerk. During medieval times many castles were built: Cortenbach, Haeren, Puth, Rivieren and Terworm. Also castles such as Hoenshuis and Overst Voerendaal. The area was mined for marl (mergel in Dutch) and coal.

Transportation[edit]

Railway Station:Klimmen-Ransdaal, Voerendaal

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Voerendaal. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6367ED". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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