Ysselsteyn

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Ysselsteyn
Dorp
Ysselsteyn binnen de gemeente Venray
Ysselsteyn binnen de gemeente Venray
Coordinates: 51°29′24″N 5°53′45″E / 51.49000°N 5.89583°E / 51.49000; 5.89583Coordinates: 51°29′24″N 5°53′45″E / 51.49000°N 5.89583°E / 51.49000; 5.89583
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Municipality Venray
Area
 • Total 33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (2008) 2,170

Ysselsteyn is a small village in the municipality of Venray in Limburg, Netherlands. It was established in 1921 and named after its designer, Hendrik Albert van IJsselsteyn, then Minister of Agriculture.[1]

Ysselsteyn's main object of interest is the Ysselsteyn German war cemetery at Timmermansweg 75, which covers about 28 hectares (69 acres) and contains the graves of 31,598 German war dead, most of whom who died in the Netherlands during World War II.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ ter Laan, K. et al. ed. (1942). Van Goor's aardrijkskundig woordenboek van Nederland (in Dutch). Den Haag: Van Goor Zonen. 

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