Beekbergen

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Beekbergen
Village
The Hervormde kerk (Dutch Reformed Church)
Location of Beekbergen in the municipality of Apeldoorn (the urban area of Beekbergen is red and the rural area is pink)
Location of Beekbergen in the municipality of Apeldoorn (the urban area of Beekbergen is red and the rural area is pink)
Beekbergen is located in Gelderland
Beekbergen
Beekbergen
Location of Beekbergen in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°9′35″N 5°57′50″E / 52.15972°N 5.96389°E / 52.15972; 5.96389
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Apeldoorn
Area[1]
 • Village 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
 • Urban 1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 25 m (82 ft)
Population (January 1, 2016)[1]
 • Village 4,546
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,545
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcodes 7360 and 7361
Area code 055

Beekbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbeːɡbɛrɣə(n)]; Dutch Low Saxon: Bekbargen or Beekbargen) is a village and former municipality in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Apeldoorn on the edge of the Veluwe. The rural area on the southwestern side of the village is dominated by forests and the rural area on the northeastern side by agricultural land. A hamlet called Engeland is situated inside the rural area that is part of Beekbergen, as well as several holiday villages, campsites and hotels. The village also houses a number of retirement homes and a homeless shelter, called "Het Hoogeland". Beekbergen had 4,546 residents on January 1, 2016, of which about three out of five people were living inside the urban area.

Beekbergen was a separate municipality until 1818, when it became a part of Apeldoorn.[3]

There is a Beekbergen railway station, situated about a kilometer outside of Beekbergen, in the village of Lieren. This station is home to a steam railway that runs from Dieren to Apeldoorn operated by the Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij. The VSM engine sheds are located at 'Beekbergen'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Apeldoorn in Cijfers" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland: Viewer" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. Archived 2007-07-17 at WebCite

External links[edit]

Media related to Beekbergen at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°9′35″N 5°57′50″E / 52.15972°N 5.96389°E / 52.15972; 5.96389