Beusichem

Beusichem
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Flag of Beusichem
Coat of arms of Beusichem
Beusichem is located in Gelderland
Beusichem
Beusichem
Location in the province of Gelderland
Beusichem is located in Netherlands
Beusichem
Beusichem
Beusichem (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°57′N 5°17′E / 51.950°N 5.283°E / 51.950; 5.283Coordinates: 51°57′N 5°17′E / 51.950°N 5.283°E / 51.950; 5.283
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityBuren
Area
[1]
 • Total12.30 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total3,935
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4111 & 4112[1]
Dialing code0345

Beusichem is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Buren, and lies about 11 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Tiel.

History

It was first mentioned between 918 and 948 Buosinhem, and means "settlement of the people of Boso (person)".[3] Beusichem started as a settlement near the Lek River, and developed in to a stretched out esdorp. The tower of the Dutch Reformed Church contains 12th century elements. The church was restored in 1995–1996.[4] In 1840, it was home to 1,004 people.[5]

Beusichem is historically known for a famous horse market held every summer. It is said that even Napoleon bought his horses on the Beusichem horse market. Horse keepers from Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland came to Beusichem to trade horses. The horsemarket is mentioned in old documents for the first time in 1461.[6]

Until 1977, Beusichem was a separate municipality.[5]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4112HB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Beusichem - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Beusichem" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 117. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Beusichem". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Paardenmarkt". Markten markten (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 March 2022.


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