Giethmen

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Giethmen
Hamlet
LocatieOmmen.png
The village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Giethmen in the municipality of Ommen.
The village (dark red) and the statistical district (light green) of Giethmen in the municipality of Ommen.
Coordinates: 52°30′N 6°24′E / 52.500°N 6.400°E / 52.500; 6.400Coordinates: 52°30′N 6°24′E / 52.500°N 6.400°E / 52.500; 6.400
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Municipality Ommen
Population (2005)
 • Total 233
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Giethmen is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Overijssel. It is a part of the municipality of Ommen, and lies about 21 km east of Zwolle.

The statistical area "Giethmen", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 170.[1]

Giethemer Kerkpad[edit]

The bridge of the Giethemer Kerkpad across the Regge

Giethmen is known for its kerkpad, or church path, an old trail which leads from Giethmen to Ommen. Because Giethmen does not have its own church, its inhabitants used to walk (and later bicycle) up and down to Ommen twice every Sunday. The trail's pedestrian bridge across the Regge, known as the Giethemerkerkbrug, has become an icon for Giethmen. Today the Giethemer Kerkpad is part of a popular hiking and bicycle trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.