Geldrop-Mierlo

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Geldrop-Mierlo (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant. The municipality was created from the two former municipalities of Geldrop and Mierlo.

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Geldrop-Mierlo has about 38,000 inhabitants. It covers the surface of 31.39 km² (about 12 square miles). The are two villages of Geldrop and Mierlo used to be separate municipalities, but joined together after threats from Helmond to take over Mierlo.

History

The exact age of Geldrop isn't known. Through the years there have been several archaeological finds relating to prehistoric occupants. Where over 10.000 years ago reindeerhunters of the so-called Ahrensburgculture placed their tents, have on Geldropse ground among other things two toe with engraving been found. On one of them a reindeerhorn have been represented, on the other one a dancing little girl, who is called 'venus van Mierlo'. In the south of Zesgehuchten (district of Geldrop) finds have been done which indicate on small settlements from the New Stone Age (round 3000 before christus). Finds from the Roman Time and the early Middle Ages have been found off Genoenhuis and Hoog Geldrop (districts in Geldrop. In the autumn of 1989 nearby 't Zand (cemetery) archaeological unearthings has been carried out. These had a remarkable result. Four settlements were found from the late Roman Time and the Middle Ages: a period which covers the years between 350 and 1225 after christus.

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