Voorst

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Voorst
Municipality
De Vecht
Flag of Voorst
Flag
Coat of arms of Voorst
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Voorst in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°14′N 6°7′E / 52.233°N 6.117°E / 52.233; 6.117Coordinates: 52°14′N 6°7′E / 52.233°N 6.117°E / 52.233; 6.117
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jos Penninx (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 126.47 km2 (48.83 sq mi)
 • Land 123.07 km2 (47.52 sq mi)
 • Water 3.40 km2 (1.31 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 23,860
 • Density 194/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Voorstenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7382–7397, 7439
Area code 055, 0571
Website www.voorst.nl

Voorst (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.

Population centres[edit]

  • Appen (near a wood where nice walks can be taken)
  • Bussloo (with a recreation centre with a small lake and beach)
  • De Kar (near a motorway junction (A1, Amsterdam- Berlin)
  • De Vecht
  • De Wijk
  • Gietelo (castle ruin of Nijenbeek on the IJssel dyke)
  • Klarenbeek (partly in the municipality Apeldoorn; small railroad station)
  • Klein-Amsterdam
  • Nijbroek
  • Posterenk (also near the A1, with an old Dutch wind-mill)
  • Spekhoek
  • Steenenkamer, actually an outskirt of Deventer
  • Terwolde
  • Teuge (with an airfield, where parachuting is taught)
  • Twello, half-way between Apeldoorn and Deventer, which is the main village of the municipality, having over 11,000 inhabitants; the town-hall, some industry, most schools, a railway station, a shopping centre etc. can be found there
  • Voorst, an old village along the road between Apeldoorn and Zutphen, with a beautiful old church; 1 mile south of Voorst, another small railroad station was opened in 2006
  • Wilp, a tiny village on the IJssel opposite to Deventer; it has a small, very old church and a hospital for mentally handicapped people; the village already existed in 768; Saint Lebuinus built a chapel there; the name is allegedly derived from wel-apa that is: well-water; it is possible, that prehistoric Celtic or Germanic people worshipped a holy well there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester Jos Penninx" [Mayor Jos Penninx] (in Dutch). Gemeente Voorst. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 7391KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  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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