Vorden

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Vorden
Flag of Vorden
Flag
Coat of arms of Vorden
Coat of arms
Location of Vorden
Coordinates: 52°6′15″N 6°18′47″E / 52.10417°N 6.31306°E / 52.10417; 6.31306
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Bronckhorst
Area
 • Total 67.89 km2 (26.21 sq mi)
 • Land 67.40 km2 (26.02 sq mi)
 • Water 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Population 8,406
 • Density 125/km2 (320/sq mi)

Vorden is a former municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, about 10 kilometres south-east of Zutphen. On 1 January 2005 the municipality merged with Hummelo en Keppel, Steenderen, Hengelo en Zelhem, to form the new municipality Bronckhorst.

The town of Vorden[edit]

The name 'Vorden' occurred for the first time in documents from 1121 AD. The town has long had a predominantly agricultural function. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century this started to change, when some industry and self-employed started to flourish.

Vorden is known for its eight castles: Vorden (that served as town-hall), Onstein, Medler, Hackfort, Kieftskamp, Wierse, Wildenborg and Den Bramel.

Vorden has got a train station on the railway between Zutphen and Winterswijk.

The surrounding area of Vorden is known to hold equestrian events periodically including an annual fox hunt, now replaced by drag hunting, in late autumn.

Windmill in Vorden

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Coordinates: 52°06′N 6°19′E / 52.100°N 6.317°E / 52.100; 6.317