Apeldoorn

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Apeldoorn (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and city in the province of Gelderland, about 60 miles south east of Amsterdam, in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a regional centre and has 136,208 inhabitants (January 2008). The municipality of Apeldoorn, including villages like Beekbergen, Loenen and Hoenderloo, has over 155,000 inhabitants. The western half of the municipality lies on the Veluwe ridge, the eastern half lies in the IJssel valley. Fred de Graaf of the VVD is the mayor of Apeldoorn.

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Population centres

Very small hamlets are printed in italics.

  • Apeldoorn (see below)
  • Assel
  • Beekbergen: a village 6 km south of Apeldoorn
  • Beemte-Broekland, north of Apeldoorn
  • Engeland, west of Beekbergen
  • Groenendaal, along the A50 motorway Apeldoorn - Arnhem
  • Hoenderloo, 8 km south-west of Apeldoorn, along the road to Ede, near the Hoge Veluwe National Park
  • Hoog Soeren, situated amidst the Veluwe forest
  • Hooilanden
  • Klarenbeek, east of Lieren, partially in the municipality of Voorst
  • Lieren
  • Loenen, this village, 5 km south-east of Beekbergen, has a castle ("Ter Horst"), a cardboard factory and an artificial "waterfall"
  • Nieuw-Milligen, about 10 km in the direction of Amersfoort, consists of an army training centre, some camping sites and some scattered houses and farms
  • Oosterhuizen
  • Radio Kootwijk
  • Uddel, a farmer's village 10 km north-west of Apeldoorn, where pigs and calves are raised; the majority of its population is known to belong to very orthodox Protestant Churches
  • Ugchelen, formerly a village of its own, now an outer area of Apeldoorn, still having its own character
  • Wenum-Wiesel, with an old water-mill; situated 5 km north of Apeldoorn
  • Woudhuizen, now at the eastern border of Apeldoorn. There is an outer area in Apeldoorn called "Woudhuis" and there is a small forest, called "Woudhuizer Bos"
  • Zilven, the northern edge of Loenen.

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