Wenum-Wiesel

Wenum-Wiesel
Twin village
Estate "De Ploeg"
Estate "De Ploeg"
Wenum-Wiesel is located in Gelderland
Wenum-Wiesel
Wenum-Wiesel
Location in the province of Gelderland
Wenum-Wiesel is located in Netherlands
Wenum-Wiesel
Wenum-Wiesel
Wenum-Wiesel (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°15′13″N 5°57′15″E / 52.2537°N 5.9542°E / 52.2537; 5.9542Coordinates: 52°15′13″N 5°57′15″E / 52.2537°N 5.9542°E / 52.2537; 5.9542
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityApeldoorn
Area
[1]
 • Total30.65 km2 (11.83 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,170
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7345[1]
Dialing code055

Wenum-Wiesel is a twin village in the municipality of Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. In 1978, the hamlets of Wenum and Wiesel merged into a village.

History

Wenum was first attested in 1335 as "in der Merck to Wenen",[3] however the watermill was already mentioned in 1313.[4] The etymology of the name is unclear.[3] Wiesel was first attested in 1337 as Wiessel, and means pasture near a forest.[5]

In 1684, William III of Orange bought approximately 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) of forest and heath in the area as a crown land. The land included the village of Wiesel. He intended to build his palace in Hoog Soeren, but changed his mind and bought Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn.[6][7] In 1840, Wenum was home to 256 people, and Wiesel to 243 people.[8]

In 1876, the Amsterdam–Zutphen railway was completed, and William III of the Netherlands wanted a side track to his palace. In 1887, the Apeldoorn–Zwolle railway line was completed and partially used the side track. A railway stop was constructed at Wenum. The station closed in 1938.[9][10] In 1840, the gristmill Grondzeiler Wenum [nl] was built in Wenum. The current windmill dates from 1913.[11]

In 1978, the hamlets of Wenum and Wiesel merged into the twin village Wenum-Wiesel. The hamlets are still somewhat separated. The place name signs are chaotic and sometimes use the combined name, or the individual hamlet. The village has a combined school, and village council.[8]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2022. The hamlet Beemte-Broekland [nl] (1,035 inhabitants - 12.79 km2) has been subtracted from the total
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7345AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Wenum - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Apeldoorn" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 78. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Wiesel - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Hoog Soeren - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Wieselsche bosch (Kroondomein)" (PDF). IVN Apeldoorn (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Wenum-Wiesel". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Trein". Gelderland Binnenste Buiten (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Station Wenum". Stationsweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Wenum, Gelderland". Molendatabase (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2022.
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