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Coat of arms of Alem
Coat of arms
View of Alem
View of Alem
Coordinates: 51°47′13″N 5°20′37″E / 51.78694°N 5.34361°E / 51.78694; 5.34361Coordinates: 51°47′13″N 5°20′37″E / 51.78694°N 5.34361°E / 51.78694; 5.34361
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Maasdriel
Population (1 January 2010)
 • Total 636
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Alem is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Maasdriel, and lies about 10 km north of 's-Hertogenbosch. The name of the town is derived from the Germanic word Alaheim, which means 'whole village'.

In 2001, the town of Alem had 450 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.12 km², and contained 145 residences.[1] The statistical area "Alem", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 660.[2]

Until 1958, Alem, Maren en Kessel was a separate municipality, then part of the province of North Brabant. The villages of Maren and Maren-Kessel are now part of the municipality of Lith.

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  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.

Scene in Alem
Saint Odradastreet with village inn "Het Hart van Alem"
Ferry across the river Meuse