Lichtenvoorde

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Lichtenvoorde is a town in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Oost Gelre.

Until 1 January 2005, Lichtenvoorde was an independent municipality. It includes also four small villages: Lievelde, Zieuwent, Vragender and Harreveld. The number of inhabitants in this municipality is about 20,000.

The people from Lichtenvoorde are known as the keienslöppers (brick haulers). The name is derived from a huge boulder at the marketplace with a stone lion on top. These are the symbols of the village.

Lichtenvoorde is known for its flower parade (bloemencorso) which is held once a year in September, as start of the local fair. The parade features large vehicles, as wide as 5 m, as high as 8 and with no length restrictions, which are fully covered in flowers (usually dahlias). Subjects are fee and range from depiction of fairytales to expressions, daily things to art.

Lichtenvoorde has its own motorcross circuit on which international grand prix are held.

Gallery

Church in Lichtenvoorde

Lichtenvoorde, church

Farm at the open air museum Erve Kots in Lievelde

Church in Zieuwent

Vragender Village

Windmill Hermien in Harreveld

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Coordinates: 51°59′N 6°34′E / 51.983°N 6.567°E / 51.983; 6.567


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