Willemsoord, Steenwijkerland

Willemsoord
Village
Dutch Reformed Church of Willemsoord
Dutch Reformed Church of Willemsoord
Willemsoord is located in Netherlands
Willemsoord
Willemsoord
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°49′28″N 6°3′31″E / 52.82444°N 6.05861°E / 52.82444; 6.05861
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceOverijssel Overijssel
Friesland Friesland
MunicipalitySteenwijkerland Steenwijkerland
Weststellingwerf Weststellingwerf
Established1820
Area
[1]
 • Total4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total895
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8338[1]
Dialing code0521

Willemsoord is a village in the Dutch provinces of Overijssel and Friesland. For the most part it lays within in the municipality Steenwijkerland, and small part lays within the municipality of Weststellingwerf. It was founded in 1820 as an orphanage and colony of the Society of Humanitarianism.[3]

A settlement developed around the colony.[3] In 1840, it was home to 925 people.[4] In 1851, a church was built. In 1923, the Society was disbanded and its possessions were sold.[3] In 1942, the national repository of art was built near Willemsoord. It housed over 3,000 art pieces in a bomb resistant bunker-like building.[5]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2022. No statistics for the Weststellingwerf part
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 8338KA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Ronald Stenvert & Jan ten Hove (1998). "Willemsoord" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9200 1. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Willemsoord". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Monumentnummer: 508642". Dutch Monuments Register (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 March 2022.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Willemsoord,_Steenwijkerland&oldid=1077627470"