Hurwenen

Hurwenen
Village
House on the dike
House on the dike
Flag of Hurwenen
Coat of arms of Hurwenen
Hurwenen is located in Gelderland
Hurwenen
Hurwenen
Location in the Netherlands
Hurwenen is located in Netherlands
Hurwenen
Hurwenen
Hurwenen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°48′38″N 5°19′4″E / 51.81056°N 5.31778°E / 51.81056; 5.31778Coordinates: 51°48′38″N 5°19′4″E / 51.81056°N 5.31778°E / 51.81056; 5.31778
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityMaasdriel
Area
[1]
 • Total11.50 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,410
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5327 & 5328[1]
Dialing code0418

Hurwenen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Maasdriel, and lies about 11 km southwest of Tiel. Thijs Straver is the mayor of Hurwenen.

Hurwenen was a separate municipality until 1955, when it was merged with Rossum, except for a short period between 1818 and 1821, when it was also a part of Rossum.[3]

History

It was first mentioned in 1244 as de Huerwen. The etymology is unclear.[4] Just before 1600, Hurwenen become a battlefield in the Dutch Revolt and the village was destroyed. About 40 years later, the area was resettled. In 1840, it was home to 398 people. Around 1850, a brickworks was established in the village. During World War II, a V-1 flying bomb hits Hurwenen killing 9 people and destroying the church.[5]

Vento Vivimus is a windmill which was built in 1875 and translates to "we live of the wind". It was damaged during World War II. In 1988, a large restoration commenced, and since 1991, Vento Vivimus is able to function as a grist mill again.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5327AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hurwenen - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Hurwenen". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Molen Vento Vivimus". Mijn Gelderland (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.


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