Zuilichem

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Zuilichem
Coat of arms of Zuilichem
Coat of arms
Location of Zuilichem
The village centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Zuilichem in the municipality of Zaltbommel.
The village centre (red) and the statistical district (light green) of Zuilichem in the municipality of Zaltbommel.
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Zaltbommel
Population (1 January 2009) 1,672
Zuilichem, windmill: molen de Hoop

Zuilichem (51°49′N 5°8′E / 51.817°N 5.133°E / 51.817; 5.133) is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Zaltbommel, and lies about 11 km east of Gorinchem.

Zuilichem was a separate municipality until 1955, when it was merged with Brakel.[1]

In 2001, the village of Zuilichem had 764 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.19 km², and contained 298 residences.[2] The statistical area "Zuilichem", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1490.[3]

The seventeenth-century Dutch scientist and polymath Constantijn Huygens purchased the manor and title of Zuilichem in 1630.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 Archived March 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.

Tim Crawford, '"Allemande Mr. Zuilekom". Constantijn Huygens's Sole Surviving Instrumental Composition', 'Tijdscrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse Musiekgeschiedenis', D. 37ste (1987), pp. 175-181.

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