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The village square in 2008
The village square in 2008
Orvelte is located in Drenthe
Coordinates: 52°50′37″N 6°39′35″E / 52.84361°N 6.65972°E / 52.84361; 6.65972Coordinates: 52°50′37″N 6°39′35″E / 52.84361°N 6.65972°E / 52.84361; 6.65972
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Midden-Drenthe
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 230
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Orvelte (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɔrvɛltə]) is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 18 km northeast of Hoogeveen. Less than 100 people live in the village.

Orvelte presents itself as a museum village. There is a saw mill, a blacksmith and a wooden shoe maker, all open to the public. A number of events are held throughout the year featuring traditional Dutch activities.

The statistical area "Orvelte", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 220.[2]


  1. ^ CBS Statline
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Orvelte at Wikimedia Commons