The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Beesd in the municipality of Geldermalsen.
(1 jan 2008)
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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. 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. There is a restored windmill in the town, De Vrijheid.
Until 1978, Beesd was a separate municipality.
- Abraham Kuyper, pastor, journalist, and Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Kuyper served as the pastor of the Reformed Church in Beesd from 1863-67.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.
- Bratt, James (1998), Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, p. 8, retrieved 13 December 2019
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