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In World War II, there were a lot of fights in Hedel, especially during the month April 1945 when the armies of the Princess Irene Brigade came to liberate the town. Hedel has a very strategic location, it lies on the border of Gelderland and North-Brabant and on the Maas. Almost the whole town of Hedel was destroyed during World War II.
Hedel has its own harbor named 't Stik. There is also an excavation of the castle of Hedel. The excavations lie in the Historic Museum in Hedel. A clock Museum and a mini-zoo with snowy owls, goats, pheasants, parrots, chickens, ducks and other animals can also be found in Hedel.
Hedel has got a Reformed and a catholic church. The reformed church was built in 1640, but it was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the original style several years later.
In 2001, the town of Hedel had 4023 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.4 km², and contained 1567 residences. The statistical area "Hedel", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4600.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 Archived 2006-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
- Official website of the municipality of Maasdriel
- Horse market Hedel official website
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Hedel". Map of the former municipality, abt. 1868.
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