Beegden

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Coordinates: 51°11′N 5°55′E / 51.183°N 5.917°E / 51.183; 5.917

Beegden
Location of Beegden
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Municipality Maasgouw
Population (1 January 2006) 1,800
Major roads N273, Lateraalkanaal, Maas
The Church of Beegden

Beegden (Limburgish: Bieëgdje) is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is a part of the municipality of Maasgouw, and is located about 6 km west of Roermond. In 2001, Beegden had 1703 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.48 km², and contained 667 residences.[1]

Until 1991, Beegden was a separate municipality. During that year the town became part of the municipality of Heel en Panheel. In 2007 the municipality of Heel en Panheel, including Beegden, became part of the new municipality of Maasgouw. The town currently has about 1800 inhabitants. During the past few years tourism has developed in Beegden, the key attractions of the town are the church, the seventeenth-century house Huis Nederhoven and the St. Lindert windmill. The last underwent a major restoration in 2000 and can be visited free of charge every Wednesday and Saturday.

Born in Beegden[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2007-01-24. . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.