Oeffelt

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Oeffelt
Flag of Oeffelt
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Coat of arms of Oeffelt
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Boxmeer municipality, Oeffelt in pink
Boxmeer municipality, Oeffelt in pink
Coordinates: 51°41′N 5°56′E / 51.683°N 5.933°E / 51.683; 5.933
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Boxmeer
Population (1 January 2009) 2,340

Oeffelt is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, part of the Boxmeer municipality, about 5 km north of Boxmeer town and 6 km west of the border with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Oeffelt was a separate municipality until 1994, when it became part of Boxmeer.[1] The settlement Oeffelt was first mentioned in a document in 1075 as Uflo. This could be a combination from the Keltish words uffa (water) and ten (settlement), indicating a settlement by the Meuse river, which nowadays runs between Oeffelt on the west bank and Gennep – in the province of Limburg – on the east bank. The villages are connected by a bridge in the N264 road.

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  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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Coordinates: 51°42′N 5°57′E / 51.700°N 5.950°E / 51.700; 5.950