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Apeldoorn

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Apeldoorn is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands. It is a regional centre. The western half of the municipality lies on the Veluwe ridge, the eastern half lies in the IJssel valley.

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Population centres

Apeldoorn, Assel, Beekbergen, Beemte-Broekland, Engeland, Groenendaal, Hoenderloo, Hoog Soeren, Hooilanden, Klarenbeek, Lieren, Loenen, Nieuw-Milligen, Oosterhuizen, Radio Kootwijk, Uddel, Ugchelen, Wenum-Wiesel, Woudhuizen and Zilven.

The town of Apeldoorn

The oldest known reference to Apeldoorn, then called Appoldro, dates from the 8th century. The settlement came into being at the point where the old road from Amersfoort to Deventer crossed that from Arnhem to Zwolle. A 1740 map refers to it as AppeldoornTemplate:Ref.

Between 1685 and 1686, the palace het Nieuwe Loo (now Het Loo) was built for then Stadtholder William IIITemplate:Ref.

Apeldoorn was a relatively insignificant town until the major building projects of the 19th century and those of the period following the Second World WarTemplate:Ref.

Apenheul is a zoo which hosts a number of different types of monkey, some of which are free to walk around the visitors.

Miscellaneous information

The southwestern corner of the municipality is part of the Hoge Veluwe, a National Park.

References

  1. Template:Note Stenvert, R. et al. (2000). Monumenten in Nederland: Gelderland, p. 14 and 68–77. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9406-3

External links


Template:Netherlands-geo-stub Template:Province Gelderlandde:Apeldoorn nl:Apeldoorn ro:Apeldoorn li:Apeldoorn

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