Oranje, Drenthe

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Coordinates: 52°54′N 6°27′E / 52.900°N 6.450°E / 52.900; 6.450

Oranje
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Oranje in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Oranje in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Oranje in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Oranje in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Midden-Drenthe

Oranje is a small town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 13 km southwest of Assen.

The statistical area "Oranje", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 120.[1] After an initial grudging agreement from the inhabitants to house 700 refugees in a holiday park in their village, on 6 October 2015 the government unilaterally increased this number to 1,400 to be accommodated immediately.[2] This resulted in outrage and short term blockades of the village by the inhabitants.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
  2. ^ http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/blokkades-opgeheven-bussen-rijden-oranje-binnen~a4157631/
  3. ^ http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/en-weg-is-het-oranjegevoel~a4158391/