Valkenburg, South Holland

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This article is about the town in South Holland. For the municipality in Limburg, see Valkenburg aan de Geul.
Valkenburg
Valkenburg from the Oude Rijn
Valkenburg from the Oude Rijn
Flag of Valkenburg
Flag
Coat of arms of Valkenburg
Coat of arms
Location of former municipality Valkenburg
Location of former municipality Valkenburg
Coordinates: 52°10′47″N 4°25′54″E / 52.179722222222°N 4.4316666666667°E / 52.179722222222; 4.4316666666667Coordinates: 52°10′47″N 4°25′54″E / 52.179722222222°N 4.4316666666667°E / 52.179722222222; 4.4316666666667
Country Netherlands
Province Zuid Holland
Municipality Katwijk
Population (2006) 3,900

Valkenburg (About this sound pronunciation ) is a village and former municipality in the province of South Holland, in the western Netherlands. Valkenburg is now part of the municipality Katwijk and had a population of 3,900 in 2006.[1]

On 1 January 2006, Valkenburg and Rijnsburg were merged into the municipality of Katwijk. The former municipality of Valkenburg had about 3878 inhabitants (1 June 2005) and a surface area of 15.74 km2 (6.08 sq mi) of which 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi) is water.

On the second Wednesday in September there is a horse market, the oldest in the Netherlands.[2] 2010 marked its 1066th year of operation.

The former Valkenburg Naval Air Base, which was situated here since 1936, was closed in 2006.

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  1. ^ CBS, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.demart.nl/page6.aspx Op 8 september 2010 viert Valkenburg de 1066e editie van Neerlands Oudste Paardenmarkt

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