Gelderland

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Gelderland
Province of the Netherlands
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Flag of Gelderland

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Map of Gelderland

CapitalArnhem
Queen's CommissionerJan Kamminga
Area
 - Total
 - % water
2nd
5137 km²
 ?%
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Density
4th
1,966,929
379/km²
AnthemOns Gelderland
For the historical duchy also called Gelderland, see Guelders

Gelderland (English also Guelders) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. The capital city is Arnhem. The two other major cities, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn have more inhabitants. Other major regional centers in Gelderland are Zutphen, Doetinchem, Harderwijk and Tiel.

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History

The current province of Gelderland covers about the area of three of the quarters of the duchy Guelders. Guelders was a county in the late 11th century and then a duchy in the Holy Roman Empire, including also parts of the province of Limburg and of the German District of Cleves with the city of Geldern, the city that was the original seat of the dukes. It became part of the Habsburg Netherlands in 1543, one of the Seventeen Provinces, though not one of the richer or more densely-populated.



Municipalities

Currently (2005), the municipalities in Gelderland are as follows:

Template:Province Gelderland

See also Betuwe, Linge.

Municipalities Abolished on 1 Jan 2005

The following municipalities were abolished on 1 January 2005; see further [1] (http://home.wxs.nl/~pagklein/gemhis.html#nu)(in Dutch) for more detailed information on these changes.

These municipalities were merged with neighbouring ones:

These municipalities were merged and given a new name:

External links


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