|Lordship of Ravenstein|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
• Castle and town founded
• Gained city rights
• Annexed by Cleves
Ravenstein (population: 8,466) is a city and a former municipality in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The former municipality covered an area of 42.68 km² (of which 0.96 km² water). In 2003 it was incorporated into the city of Oss.
Ravenstein also included the following towns, villages and townships: Demen, Dennenburg, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon, Overlangel. There is also a primary school called 'Ravenstein', in Flushing (Dutch: Vlissingen).
Ravenstein received city rights in 1380.
Dieden, Demen en Langel was a separate municipality until 1923, when it was merged with Ravenstein.
Ravenstein lies directly to the A50, the highway from Eindhoven to Nijmegen. Close is Paalgraven junction, where the A59 divericates to 's-Hertogenbosch (25 km) and the A2 (20 km), the main road from north to south in the Netherlands.
History of the Lordship of Ravenstein
In 1397, Duke Adolph I of Cleves became Lord of Ravenstein.
- Tourist information about Ravenstein
- An American photoblogger in Ravenstein
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Ravestein". Map of the municipality around 1868.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
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