Location of Beilen
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Beilen (Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 16 km south of Assen. The old Reformed church is the only remaining truly old building; a large fire destroyed a major part of Beilen in 1820.) is a village in the
Beilen has a railway station - Beilen railway station.
The biggest employers in Beilen are the former DOMO milk powder factory and the psychiatric hospital GGZ Drenthe. The village is also home to a large distribution centre for the Jumbo supermarket chain. Beilen is also visited by many tourists, as it is located between many forests and National Reserves. Each August the so-called "Wende-aovends" take place in Beilen, featuring activities for children in the shopping center and showcases by local artists at night.
In 2001, the town of Beilen had 8,689 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 3.2 km², and contained 3,536 residences. The statistical area of Beilen, which includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 10,060.
Until 1998, Beilen was a separate municipality.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beilen.|
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Beilen". Map of the municipality in 1868.
- Official dutch website of the Beilen community along with Westerbork (village) and Smilde.
- 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. As of January 1, 2005.
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