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Lingewaard

Lingewaard
Municipality
Lingewaard city hall
Lingewaard city hall
Flag of Lingewaard
Flag
Coat of arms of Lingewaard
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Lingewaard in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates:
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Marianne Schuurmans (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 69.14 km2 (26.70 sq mi)
 • Land 62.23 km2 (24.03 sq mi)
 • Water 6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 45,768
 • Density 735/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6680–6681, 6684–6691, 6850–6852
Area code 026, 0481
Website .nl.lingewaardwww
Dutch Topographic map of Lingewaard, June 2015

Lingewaard (   ) is a municipality in the eastern Netherlands. It is located in the most eastern part of the Betuwe. It was formed in 2001 as a merger between Bemmel, Gendt and Huissen. The municipality was initially named Bemmel after the largest former municipality but later renamed in a referendum. "Lingewaard" itself is not a population centre, but an artificial name favoured by the majority of the voters. The municipality lies in between of the cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, where most inhabitants work.

Contents

  • Population centres 1
  • Notable residents 2
  • Twin towns 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Population centres

The municipality has the following population centres:
Cities/villages Population[5]
Huissen 18.254
Bemmel 12.577
Gendt 7.198
Angeren 2.864
Doornenburg 2.729
Haalderen 2.040
Loo 1980
Ressen 119

Bemmel also includes the hamlet and former village of Doornik. Gendt includes Hulhuizen.

Notable residents

Notable people from the municipality of Lingewaard include:

Twin towns

Lingewaard is twinned with:

References

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  5. ^ Inhabitants 1 January 2012 according to the website of the municipality of Lingewaard.
  6. ^ Mizil-Lingewaard Twinning site; accessed September 14, 2010

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website


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