Nunspeet

Nunspeet
Skyline of Nunspeet
Skyline of Nunspeet
Flag of Nunspeet
Coat of arms of Nunspeet
Highlighted position of Nunspeet in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°23′N 5°47′E / 52.383°N 5.783°E / 52.383; 5.783Coordinates: 52°23′N 5°47′E / 52.383°N 5.783°E / 52.383; 5.783
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Government
[1]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorCéline Blom (SGP)
Area
[2]
 • Total129.53 km2 (50.01 sq mi)
 • Land128.74 km2 (49.71 sq mi)
 • Water0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total27,481
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
DemonymNunspeter
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
8070–8077
Area code0341, 0577
Websitewww.nunspeet.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Nunspeet, June 2015

Nunspeet (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnʏnspeːt] (listen)) is a municipality and town in the central Netherlands. It has been an agricultural site since prehistoric times. The municipality contains a number of villages, namely Hulshorst, Elspeet, and Vierhouten. Nunspeet has a vivid historical foundation, called Nuwenspete.[5] In 1972 Nunspeet became a separate municipality after having been part of Ermelo before.

Recreation

Nunspeet is a popular tourist area because it is surrounded by woods, holiday resorts and the former sea. Nunspeet has a town center which is located around the main market square.

Nunspeet is situated on the shore of the Veluwemeer (Veluwe lake) which makes it popular for water leisure. There is also a small lake called "de Zandenplas" which is a popular recreational area in wooded sandy terrain.

Other tourist attractions include the weekly market and the town festival, De nacht van Nunspeet (Nunspeet Night) and the Eibertjesmarkt (Eibertjes market), as well as an annual sporting event called "de Keiler".

Population centres

Transport

See also

Notable people

  • Henry Van Asselt (1817 in Elspeet - 1902) a Dutch immigrant to the US, in the area that is now Seattle, Washington
  • Tijs Tinbergen (born 1947 in Hulshorst) a Dutch filmmaker [6]
  • Frank Berghuis (born 1967 in Nunspeet) a Dutch former footballer
  • Leon Bolier (born 1980 in Nunspeet), also known by his mononym Bolier, is a Dutch classically trained trance composer, DJ and record producer

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Samenstelling" [Members] (in Dutch). Gemeente Nunspeet. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8071GJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ nuwenspete.nl
  6. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 31 August 2019

External links

  • Media related to Nunspeet at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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