Vlodrop

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Vlodrop
Vlórp
Village
St Martinus Church
St Martinus Church
Vlodrop is located in Netherlands
Vlodrop
Vlodrop
Location in the Netherlands
Vlodrop is located in Limburg, Netherlands
Vlodrop
Vlodrop
Location in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°08′00″N 6°04′25″E / 51.13333°N 6.07361°E / 51.13333; 6.07361Coordinates: 51°08′00″N 6°04′25″E / 51.13333°N 6.07361°E / 51.13333; 6.07361
Country Netherlands
ProvinceLimburg
MunicipalityRoerdalen
Area
 • Total18.59 km2 (7.18 sq mi)
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,000
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6063[1]
Dialing code0475

Vlodrop (Limburgish: Vlórp, pronounced [ˈvlʊʀ(ə)p]) is a village in the south-eastern part of The Netherlands in the municipality of Roerdalen. The village is situated near the German border, about 8 km southeast of Roermond.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 943 as Flothorp. The etymology is unclear.[3] Vlodorp developed in the Middle Ages. In 1277, it became part of the Duchy of Gelre.[4]

The Catholic St Martinus Church is a three aisled basilica-like church built between 1929 and 1930. It was severely damaged in 1945. The church was restored between 1946 and 1947, and the tower was rebuilt in 1954.[4]

Castle Steenhuis is a manor house surrounded by a moat built in 1664 as a replacement of the medieval castle.[4]

In 1879, Vlodrop-station opened on the Iron Rhine railway line. The line closed in 1944.[5]

Vlodrop was a separate municipality until 1991, when it was merged with Melick en Herkenbosch.[6]

In 1990, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, moved his headquarters to the grounds of the former monastery, Kolleg St. Ludwig[7][8][9][10] and it became the home of Maharishi European Research University.

The world-famous roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma is based in Vlodrop.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6063AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Vlodrop - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Sabine Broekhoven, & Ronald Stenvert (2003). Vlodrop (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9623 6. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  5. ^ "station Vlodrop". Stationsweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  6. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  7. ^ Memorial pays tribute to Indian guru, Reuters
  8. ^ USA Today
  9. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies, Associated Press, February 5, 2008 Archived February 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ CORDER, MIKE (January 25, 1998). "Plan to demolish monastery pits guru against neighbors // Followers want to raze the building to avoid anxiety, depression and criminal tendencies". Austin American Statesman. Austin, Tex. p. A.11.