Arcen en Velden

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Arcen en Velden
Árse en Velde
Former Municipality
Castle Arcen
Castle Arcen
Flag of Arcen en Velden
Coat of arms of Arcen en Velden
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°27′N 6°11′E / 51.450°N 6.183°E / 51.450; 6.183
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
 • Total 41.54 km2 (16.04 sq mi)
 • Land 39.68 km2 (15.32 sq mi)
 • Water 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 8,788
 • Density 221/km2 (570/sq mi)
  Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Arcen en Velden (About this sound pronunciation ) (Limburgish: Árse en Velde) is a former town and former municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, now part of the municipality and city of Venlo. It is situated in the province of Limburg.

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The villages which now form Arcen en Velden have been occupied or ruled by different countries over the centuries, including Spain during the Eighty Years' War, Prussia,[1] Austria, and France during the reign of Napoleon. From 1830 until 1839, the villages together with most of Limburg were a part of the newly independent Belgium.[2] Since 1839, it is part of the Netherlands.[3] As of 1 January 2010, the (now former) municipality of Arcen en Velden, has become incorporated with the municipality and city of Venlo, situated to the south of the (now former) town.



  1. ^ Vrielinck, Sven (2000). De territoriale indeling van België (1795-1963). 1. Leuven: Leuven University Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-90-6186-938-2. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ op den Camp, Rico (1993). "Towards one nation". Images of the nation: different meanings of Dutchness 1870-1940. Rodopi. p. 84. ISBN 978-90-5183-430-7. Retrieved 20 November 2009. Between 1830 and 1839, the year of the final settlement of the Dutch-Belgian border dispute, Limburg was under Belgian rule, except for the city of Maastricht, which was held by a Dutch garrison. 
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Coordinates: 51°27′N 6°11′E / 51.450°N 6.183°E / 51.450; 6.183