Hoevelaken

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Hoevelaken
Town
Coat of arms of Hoevelaken
Coat of arms
LocatieNijkerk.png
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Hoevelaken in the municipality of Nijkerk.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Hoevelaken in the municipality of Nijkerk.
Coordinates: 52°10′N 5°28′E / 52.167°N 5.467°E / 52.167; 5.467Coordinates: 52°10′N 5°28′E / 52.167°N 5.467°E / 52.167; 5.467
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Nijkerk
Population
 • Total 9,040
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hoevelaken is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Nijkerk, and lies about 5 km east of Amersfoort.

Hoevelaken was a separate municipality until 2000, when it was merged with Nijkerk.[1]

In 2001, the town of Hoevelaken had 7990 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 2.2 km², and contained 3044 residences.[2] The statistical area "Hoevelaken", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 9040.[3]

Transport Links[edit]

In national context, the town is mostly known because of the homonymous motorway interchange between the E30, E231 and E232. This interchange is an important hub for north- and eastbound traffic in the Netherlands.

Hoevelaken railway station opened in 2012 to serve the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 Archived 2006-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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