Wijchen

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Wijchen
Municipality
Square in Wijchen
Square in Wijchen
Flag of Wijchen
Flag
Coat of arms of Wijchen
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Wijchen in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°48′N 5°44′E / 51.800°N 5.733°E / 51.800; 5.733Coordinates: 51°48′N 5°44′E / 51.800°N 5.733°E / 51.800; 5.733
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Hans Verheijen (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 69.56 km2 (26.86 sq mi)
 • Land 66.49 km2 (25.67 sq mi)
 • Water 3.07 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 41,010
 • Density 617/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym Wijchenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6600–6606, 6613–6617, 6634
Area code 024, 0486, 0487
Website www.wijchen.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Wijchen, July 2013

Wijchen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋiχə(n)] ( )) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland, in the eastern part of the Netherlands.

Population centres[edit]

Number of residents per population centre per 12 December 2009:

Wijchen 32,904
Alverna 2,405
Balgoij 779
Batenburg 691
Bergharen 1,779
Hernen 820
Leur 130
Niftrik 570

Source: Statistics Netherlands[citation needed]

The population centre Woezik (3,820 residents on 1 January 2005) and the township Laak fall statistical into Wijchen.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Neighbourhoods in Wijchen include:

  • Centre: Kloosterakker
  • Wijchen-Oost: Valendries, Oosterweg and Uilenboom.
  • Woezik: Veenhof and Saltshof.
  • Wijchen-Noord.
  • Achterlo: Homberg, Heilige Stoel and Kraaijenberg.
  • Wijchen-West: Blauwe Hof and Aalsburg.
  • Wijchen-Zuid: Abersland, Diepvoorde, Huissteden, Hoogmeer, De Ververt, De Geer, Elsland, De Weertjes, De Grippen, Zesakkers, Zevendreef, Sluiskamp, Oudelaan, and Kronenland.
  • Kerkeveld: De Gamert, De Meren, Diemenwei, De Flier, De Lingert.
  • Huurlingsedam.

Streets in most neighbourhoods are numbered instead of named. This is not common practice in the Netherlands, therefore the street numbers are included in the house numbering. E.g. someone living in Abersland, 11th street, house #05 will usually use Abersland 1105 in his address.

Wijchen Castle (town hall)[edit]

Parts of Wijchen Castle (Kasteel Wijchen in Dutch) date from the 14th century, but it took its current Mannerist form in the years 1609–1629. It is surrounded by a moat and used to serve as the town hall. Currently, the town hall is on the other side of the road, while the castle is only used for important meetings.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Wijchen. Retrieved 11 June 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 6602DE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Stenvert, R. et al. (2000), Monumenten in Nederland: Gelderland, p. 332–333. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9406-3.

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