Hengelo, Gelderland

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Hengelo is a town in the eastern part of The Netherlands, province of Gelderland. The, very rural, area it situated in is known as the Achterhoek. Hengelo (Gelderland) is famous for al kinds of activities with horses (markets, horse-jumping, etc.). Once a year a motorbike race takes place just outside the town on a streetcircuit. It used to be a separate municipality and is now part of the municipality of Bronckhorst. Not to be confused with the larger Hengelo (Ov) in the province of Overijssel.

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Population centres

Prior to 2005, Hengelo (Gld) was a municipality with approx. 8500 residents, living in the following villages:

  • Hengelo: 4'700 residents
  • Keijenborg: 1'200
  • Noordink: 580
  • Dunsborg: 500
  • Bekveld en Gooi: 420
  • Varssel: 390
  • Veldhoek: 110

This information relates to CBS statistical information in 2002.

Born in Hengelo (Gld.)

Raised in Hengelo

Bronckhorst

Hengelo (Gld) has merged with the following neighbouring municipalities:

Founded in Hengelo

This new municipality is referred to as Bronckhorst. It was formed in January 2005 as part of a large-scale administrative reorganisation in the Netherlands (gemeentelijke herindeling). The Dutch Wikipedia pages contain more information on this topic.

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