Tricht

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Tricht
Coat of arms of Tricht
Coat of arms
Location of Tricht
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Tricht in the municipality of Geldermalsen.
The town centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Tricht in the municipality of Geldermalsen.
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Geldermalsen
Population (2006) 2,258

Tricht (51°53′N 5°16′E / 51.883°N 5.267°E / 51.883; 5.267) is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Geldermalsen, and lies about 10 km west of Tiel.

In 2006, the town of Tricht had 2258 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.49 km², and contained 660 residences.[1] The statistical area “Tricht,” which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2380.[2]

History[edit]

On June 25, 1967, Tricht was hit by a tornado, destroying part of the town and killing 5 of its inhabitants; 32 people were wounded. One-third of the Tricht population lost their homes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
  3. ^ http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=44781