Boxmeer municipality, Oeffelt in pink
|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. 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.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
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- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Oeffelt". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
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