Niftrik

Niftrik
Village
Niftrik, churchtower in the village
Niftrik, churchtower in the village
Coat of arms of Niftrik
Niftrik is located in Gelderland
Niftrik
Niftrik
Location in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands
Niftrik is located in Netherlands
Niftrik
Niftrik
Niftrik (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°47′45″N 5°40′14″E / 51.79583°N 5.67056°E / 51.79583; 5.67056Coordinates: 51°47′45″N 5°40′14″E / 51.79583°N 5.67056°E / 51.79583; 5.67056
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityWijchen
Area
[1]
 • Total6.74 km2 (2.60 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total405
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6606[1]
Dialing code0486

Niftrik is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Wijchen, about 4 km southwest of that town.

The village was first mentioned in 1117 as Nifterka. The etymology is unclear.[3]

The first church was built in 1308. After the Eighty Years' War, it became a Dutch Reformed church. In 1715, the Catholics built a clandestine church in the village. In 1795, the village church was returned to Roman Catholic church. A new church was constructed between 1891 and 1892. On 10 May 1940, the day of the German invasion of the Netherlands, the church as well as the houses which were visible over the dike were demolished by the Dutch army in order to have an unobstructed view. The church was rebuilt later that year.[4]

Niftrik was home to 327 people 1840.[4] Niftrik was a separate municipality until 1818, when it was merged with Wijchen.[5]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6606AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Niftrik - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Niftrik" (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  5. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.


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