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Voerendaal

Voerendaal
Voelender
Municipality
Town of Voerendaal
Town of Voerendaal
Flag of Voerendaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Voerendaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Voerendaal in a municipal map of Limburg
Location in Limburg
Coordinates:
Country Netherlands
Province Limburg
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Wil Houben (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 31.52 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
 • Land 31.51 km2 (12.17 sq mi)
 • Water 0.01 km2 (0.004 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 92 m (302 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,418
 • Density 394/km2 (1,020/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Voerendaler
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6310–6312, 6343, 6367
Area code 045
Website .nl.voerendaalwww

Voerendaal (Dutch pronunciation: ; Limburgish: Voelender) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands.

Contents

  • Population centres 1
  • History 2
  • Transportation 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Population centres

Barrier, Colmont, Craubeek, Dolberg, Fromberg, Heek, Hellebeuk, Klimmen, Koulen, Kunrade, Mingersberg, Opscheumer, Overheek, Ransdaal, Retersbeek, Termaar, Termoors, Ubachsberg, Voerendaal, Weustenrade, Winthagen.

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Voerendaal, June 2015

History

The Romans left the ruins from a Roman villa rustica as a legacy. In 1049 pope Leo IX initiated the Catholic Church - Sint Laurentiuskerk. During medieval times many castles were built: Cortenbach, Haeren, Puth, Rivieren and Terworm. Also castles such as Hoenshuis and Overst Voerendaal. The area was mined for marl (mergel in Dutch) and coal.

Transportation

Railway Station:Klimmen-Ransdaal, Voerendaal

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Burgemeester en wethouders" [Mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Voerendaal. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6367ED". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch).  

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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