Zittard, North Brabant

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Zittard
Hamlet
Country Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Province North Brabant-Flag.svg North Brabant
Municipality Flag of Veldhoven.jpg Veldhoven
Population (2008)
 • Total 160
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Zittard is a hamlet in the municipality of Veldhoven in the province of North Brabant, the Netherlands. The hamlet is located on a road with the same name and consists mostly of farms. As of 2008, Zittard has a population of 160 people.[1]

Etymology[edit]

An official document of the year 1348 lists the name Sittert. The name Zittard is of the same source as the name of the city Sittard in Limburg. The name refers to an area with grasslands or a place with a stable for cattle and sheep.[2]

Geography[edit]

Location of Zittard in the municipality of Veldhoven

Topography[edit]

Zittard is located two kilometres south of the village Oerle and two kilometres east of the residential area Veldhoven Dorp. The hamlet lies along a road with the same name, which connects the hamlet Zandoerle with the hamlet Schoot. Southwest of Zittard flows the stream Poelenloop.[3]

Nature and landscape[edit]

West of Zittard lies the forest area Molenvelden, named after a windmill which was present here from 1360 until 1914.[4] The forest area Zandoerlese Bossen can be found in the north. This forest is known for its network of hedges, which was constructed in the Middle Ages to mark the boundaries between the fields.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBS in uw buurt - Population of "Verspreide huizen Zittard" (Dutch)
  2. ^ Coenen, Jean (2006) Veldhoven: Van Toterfout tot heden. ISBN 978-90-76014-13-5, p. 74 (Dutch)
  3. ^ ANWB (2004) Topografische Atlas Noord-Brabant 1:25.000 ISBN 90-18-01846-5 p. 117 (Dutch)
  4. ^ Bijnen, J.F.C.M. (2005) Veldhoven, 4000 jaar geschiedenis van Oerle, Meerveldhoven, Veldhoven en Zeelst. ISBN 978-90-75783-15-5, p. 350 (Dutch)
  5. ^ IVN Veldhoven Vessem Oerlesche en Zandoerlese Bossen (Dutch)

Coordinates: 51°24′22″N 5°22′06″E / 51.40611°N 5.36833°E / 51.40611; 5.36833