Tuk

Tuk
A view of Tuk
A view of Tuk
Tuk is located in Overijssel
Tuk
Tuk
Location in the Netherlands
Tuk is located in Netherlands
Tuk
Tuk
Tuk (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°47′45″N 6°05′35″E / 52.7959°N 6.0931°E / 52.7959; 6.0931Coordinates: 52°47′45″N 6°05′35″E / 52.7959°N 6.0931°E / 52.7959; 6.0931
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
MunicipalitySteenwijkerland
Area
[1]
 • Total3.94 km2 (1.52 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,170
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8334[1]
Dialing code0521

Tuk (Dutch pronunciation: [tək]) is a village in the municipality of Steenwijkerland in the province Overijssel, Netherlands. It forms a single urban area with Steenwijk

History

The village was first mentioned in the 14th century.[3] The etymology is unclear.[4] Tuk was located on the main road from Friesland to the south, and travellers often stayed in the village, because the city gates of Steenwijk were closed at night. [5] In the 15th century, a chapel was constructed in the village.[6]

During the Dutch Revolt, the village was severely damaged in the 1580-1581 and 1592 Siege of Steenwijk, because it was located in between the line of fire.[5] The opening of a dairy factory resulted in further growth. Villa Oostwoud served as town hall for Steenwijkerwold between 1890 and 1972.[6]

During the 20th century, the area between Tuk and Steenwijk became an industrial zone,[7] and the village now forms a single urban area with the neighbouring city. It has retained its shops in the village centre.[5] In 1972, it became part of the municipality of Steenwijkerland.[5]

Nature

De Woldberg, a 26 metres (85 ft) high remnant of the Last Glacial Period, is located near Tuk, and is covered in beech trees.[8] A tea house is on top of hill, and be reached by 131 steps.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8334MA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Historie". Plaatselijk belang Tuk (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Tuk - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Tuk". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Jan ten Hove (1998). "Steenwijkerwold" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 259. ISBN 90 400 9200 1. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Tuk". Steenwijkerland (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Een ommetje op de Woldberg". Route.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  9. ^ "NS-wandeling Woldberg". Dutch Railways (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 March 2022.
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