Aalten

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Aalten
Municipality
Aalten town hall
Aalten town hall
Flag of Aalten
Flag
Coat of arms of Aalten
Coat of arms
Location in Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
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Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Bert Berghoef (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 97.03 km2 (37.46 sq mi)
 • Land 96.51 km2 (37.26 sq mi)
 • Water 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 31 m (102 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 27,008
 • Density 280/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aaltenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7090–7095, 7120–7126
Area code 0315, 0543
Website www.aalten.nl
File:Gem-Aalten-OpenTopo.jpg
Topographic map of Aalten, June 2015

Aalten (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a village in the eastern Netherlands. The former municipalities of Bredevoort (1818) and Dinxperlo (2005) have been merged with Aalten.

Notable inhabitants of Aalten include Angus Young, guitarist of the Australian rock band AC/DC, and Robert Gesink, a professional road bicycle racer. During World War II, 51 of Aalten's 85 Jews were hidden by local non-Jews, and thereby survived the war.[5] According to the War and Resistance Museum in Aalten, the village had the highest number of people in hiding during World War II. The village of approximately 13,000 residents hid some 2500 people.[6]

Population centres

Transportation

Aalten railway station serves Aalten and the surrounding area. There is a half-hourly service between Arnhem and Winterswijk, which stops at this station. Arnhem railway station has services to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Utrecht, Nijmegen, 's-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Tilburg and to cities in Germany.

Aalten also has an hourly bus service to Ruurlo and to Zelhem.

Gallery

References

  1. "Samenstelling college burgemeester en wethouders" (in Dutch). Gemeente Aalten. Retrieved 18 June 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten". CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Postcodetool for 7121CS". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 June 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand". CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Martin Gilbert, 'The Holocaust' (1986), page 376,
  6. http://www.marline.nl/verzet.html 'Marline: de infozine v/d Achterhoek'

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