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Renkum town hall
Renkum town hall
Flag of Renkum
Coat of arms of Renkum
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Renkum in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°51′E / 51.983°N 5.850°E / 51.983; 5.850Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°51′E / 51.983°N 5.850°E / 51.983; 5.850
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMrs. A.M.J. (Agnes) Schaap[1]
 • Total47.23 km2 (18.24 sq mi)
 • Land46.01 km2 (17.76 sq mi)
 • Water1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation51 m (167 ft)
 (August 2017)[5]
 • Total31,406
 • Density683/km2 (1,770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code026, 0317

Renkum (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. The municipality had a population of 31,406 in 2017 and has a land area of 46.01 km2 (17.76 sq mi). Renkum is situated along the river Rhine. The municipality Renkum is part of the Stadsregio (English: City region) Arnhem-Nijmegen.

The surrounding of the municipality are mainly forest and river forelands. In the forest one can find tumulus of thousand years old. Findings from these tumulus can be seen in the Historic museum in Arnhem.[6]


Renkum is more than a thousand years old. The thousand-year anniversary was celebrated in 1970. In the early days, the name was written as Redinchem. In the 19th century Renkum developed itself. There existed six paper mills, three water-cornmills and one water-oil mill. There were two factories, a treacle factory and a potato starch-flour factory. There was also a beer brewery and a tavern de Bok.

Nowadays there is still paper industry The company is Parenco B.V., acquired by H2 Equity Partners in 2012.

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Renkum, June 2015.

Notable people from Renkum[edit]

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  1. ^ Mayor Schaap
  2. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Renkum. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 6861GG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ Historic museum Arnhem Archived 2009-08-30 at the Wayback Machine

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