Doenrade

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Doenrade
Dorp
Coordinates: 50°58′4″N 5°54′31″E / 50.96778°N 5.90861°E / 50.96778; 5.90861Coordinates: 50°58′4″N 5°54′31″E / 50.96778°N 5.90861°E / 50.96778; 5.90861
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Municipality Schinnen
Area
 • Total 4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Population (2010) 1,135

Doenrade (50°58′N 5°54′E / 50.967°N 5.900°E / 50.967; 5.900) is a town in the southern Dutch province of Limburg. Historically its name has also been spelled Dudenrode and Doenradt and was along a main trade route between Germany and southern Limburg.[1] Until 1982 it was a part of the municipality of Oirsbeek but was transferred to the municipality of Schinnen. It lies about 4 km southeast of Sittard and borders the town of Hillensberg to the north.

In 2010, Doenrade had 1,135 inhabitants.[2] The area of the town is 4.6 km², and contained 460 households.

Doenrade Castle, which was built around 1117,[3][1] is situated on the edge of the town and is a popular place to stay for tourists visiting Limburg as it has been turned into a hotel and restaurant. The towns rolling hills, bucolic pastureland, and historic buildings make it seems to visitors that they've stepped back in time.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of Schinnen (28 August 2014). "History of Doenrade". Municipality of Schinnen. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ StraatInfo (2015). "Doenrade Population". StraatInfo. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Hupperetz, W.M.H. (2005), Castles in Limburg: Castles and Manors, Matrijs Publishing 
  4. ^ Municipality of Schinnen (28 August 2014). "Doenrade". Municipality of Schinnen. Retrieved 28 February 2015.