Beesd

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Beesd
Town
Coat of arms of Beesd
Coat of arms
LocatieGeldermalsen.png
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Beesd in the municipality of Geldermalsen.
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Beesd in the municipality of Geldermalsen.
Coordinates: 51°53′15″N 5°11′28″E / 51.88750°N 5.19111°E / 51.88750; 5.19111Coordinates: 51°53′15″N 5°11′28″E / 51.88750°N 5.19111°E / 51.88750; 5.19111
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Geldermalsen
Population (1 jan 2008)
 • Total 3,609
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Beesd is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Geldermalsen, and lies about 16 km west of Tiel. It is situated near the river Linge and has a railway station on the railway from Dordrecht to Geldermalsen.

In 2001, the town of Beesd had 3141 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.83 km², and contained 1185 residences.[1] The statistical area "Beesd", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3650.[2] There is a restored windmill in the town, De Vrijheid.

Until 1978, Beesd was a separate municipality.

Notable people[edit]

  • Abraham Kuyper, pastor, journalist, and Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Kuyper served as the pastor of the Reformed Church in Beesd from 1863-67.[3]

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Bratt, James (1998), Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, p. 8, retrieved 28 May 2017 

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