Hengelo is a town in the eastern part of The Netherlands, province of Gelderland. The, very rural, area it is situated in is known as the Achterhoek. Hengelo (Gelderland) is famous for al kinds of activities with horses (markets, horse-jumping, etc.). Once a year a motorbike race takes place just outside the town on a streetcircuit. It used to be a separate municipality and is now part of the municipality of Bronckhorst.
Prior to 2005, Hengelo (Gld) was a municipality with approx. 8500 residents, living in the following villages:
- Hengelo: 4'700 residents
- Keijenborg: 1'200
- Noordink: 580
- Dunsborg: 500
- Bekveld en Gooi: 420
- Varssel: 390
- Veldhoek: 110
This information relates to CBS statistical information in 2002.
Born in Hengelo (Gld.)
- Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink (1 June 1950), Dutch politician (VVD), former Mayor of the city Almere and member of the Senate.
- René Notten (20 November 1949 - 22 August 1995), former soccer player who played at Pax, FC Twente, Ajax and Feyenoord.
Raised in Hengelo
Hengelo (Gld) has merged with the following neighbouring municipalities:
Founded in Hengelo
This new municipality is referred to as Bronckhorst. It was formed in January 2005 as part of a large-scale administrative reorganisation in the Netherlands (gemeentelijke herindeling). The Dutch Wikipedia pages contain more information on this topic.
- Official website
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Hengelo". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.