Alphen, Gelderland

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Alphen
The village (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Alphen in the municipality of West Maas en Waal.
The village (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Alphen in the municipality of West Maas en Waal.
Location of Alphen
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality West Maas en Waal
Population ca. 1,700

Alphen (also known as Alphen aan de Maas) is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of West Maas en Waal, and lies about 7 km north of Oss.

Alphen was a separate municipality until 1818, when it became a part of Appeltern.[1]

In 2001, the village of Alphen had 892 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.28 km², and contained 353 residences.[2] The statistical area "Alphen", which also covers the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1740.[3] This includes the hamlets of Moordhuizen, Greffeling, and Nieuwe Schans. The windmill Tot Voordeel en Genoegen lies just to the west of the village.

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  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 Archived March 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format.. Sum of the areas "Kern Alphen" and "Buitengebied Alphen".

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Coordinates: 51°49′21″N 5°28′15″E / 51.82250°N 5.47083°E / 51.82250; 5.47083