Kootwijk

Kootwijk
Church
Church
Kootwijk is located in Gelderland
Kootwijk
Kootwijk
Location in the province of Gelderland
Kootwijk is located in Netherlands
Kootwijk
Kootwijk
Kootwijk (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°11′2″N 5°46′23″E / 52.18389°N 5.77306°E / 52.18389; 5.77306Coordinates: 52°11′2″N 5°46′23″E / 52.18389°N 5.77306°E / 52.18389; 5.77306
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityBarneveld
Area
[1]
 • Total32.19 km2 (12.43 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total275
 • Density8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3775[1]
Dialing code0577

Kootwijk (West Low German: Kodek) (population estimate: 280) is a small village in the municipality Barneveld, located in the middle of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.

History

It was first mentioned between 1333 and 1334 as Coetwijc, and means "village with little houses".[3] In 1840, it was home to 66 people.[4] The Dutch Reformed Church dates from the 16th century, but has been extensively modified in 1930. Up to 1900, it was surrounded by heath and mainly home to shepherds.[5] South of Kootwijk is the Kootwijkerzand, a sand dune area of 7 km2, the largest in Europe.

Between 1918 and 1921, the radio transmitter Radio Kootwijk was constructed to the east of Kootwijk to improve communication with the Dutch East Indies (nowadays Indonesia).[5] In 1950, the village was hit by an F3-F4 tornado. One person was injured, however 460 hectares (1,100 acres) of forest was destroyed. A living van was turned over three times, however the occupants survived with minor injuries.[4]

Transportation

Kootwijk is bypassed in the north by Rijksweg 1 (A1) / European route E30 (E 30) at exit 18, where Provincial road N302 (N302) branches off to the north.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 3775KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Kootwijk - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Kootwijk". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Kootwijk" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 19 March 2022.


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