(1 January 2006)
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Ospel is a village in the Netherlands. It is located in Limburg near Weert, lying between Nederweert and Meijel, close to National Park De Groote Peel. Ospel's population on 1 January 2006 was 4,054. Ospel has been settled since 1864 as a centre for bog harvesting. Once a year in the first weekend of May it is the centre for blues fans; the Moulin Blues Festival attracts thousands of blues fans from all over Europe. At the end of June is Ospel's kermis - a great time to visit with a lot of live music and a great atmosphere. Ospel is better known as "Ossa" with the local youth.
Ospel has a primary school. Ospel does not have a high school. Teenagers are required to attend schools in nearby cities, such as Weert, 8.50 kilometres (5.28 mi) from Ospel.
- Eindhoven is the closest city with more than 100,000 citizens (207,005, Google Earth, January 2008) at 26.3 kilometres (16.3 mi).
- Roermond is the closest city with more than 50,000 citizens (82,402, Google Earth, January 2008) at 22.8 kilometres (14.2 mi).
- Weert is the closest city with more than 30,000 citizens (47,699, Google Earth, January 2008) at 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi).
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