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Arnhem
Ceety an Municipality
Skyline o Arnhem

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Heichlichtit poseetion o Arnhem in a municipal cairt o Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°55′E / 51.983°N 5.917°E / 51.983; 5.917Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°55′E / 51.983°N 5.917°E / 51.983; 5.917
Kintra Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal cooncil
 • Mayor Herman Kaiser (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Municipality 101.54 km2 (39.20 sq mi)
 • Land 97.99 km2 (37.83 sq mi)
 • Water 3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (Municipality, November 2013; Urban an Metro, November 2013)[4][5]
 • Municipality 150,796
 • Density 1,539/km2 (3,990/sq mi)
 • Urban 152,290
 • Metro 360,620
Demonym Arnhemmer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6800–6846
Aurie code 026
Website www.arnhem.nl
Location o Arnhem

Ltspkr.pngArnhem (Law-Saxon: Ernem) is a ceity in the aest o the Netherlands, an the caipital o the province Gelderland. It haes aboot 141 600 indwallers (2005), an is ane o the 15 lairgest ceities in the Netherlands.

Arnhem wis grantit ceity-richts in 1233 bi Otto II, coont o Guelders that wis Coont o Zutphen.

Arnhem ceityhaw in 1840

In 1850 Arnhem haed aboot 9 000 indwallers, but in the 19t hunneryear Arnhem becam popular wi upper-cless fowk frae the wastren pairt o the Netherlands.

John Frost brig

Throu Warld-War II Arnhem wis skaithed sair. In the battle o Arnhem in September 1944 mony Breetish and Polish sodgers wis kilt. Efter the battle o Arnhem wis lost, 95 000 ceetizen were evacuatit, feckly tae the open air museum whaur they bidet in the 19. hunneryear ferms. Efter thay cam back, the ceity wis herried. Mony biggins wis malafousterd. In 1978 the brig ower the watter Rhine wis named efter John Frost, the Breetish heidsman.

Efter the war Arnhem wis upbuilt again. Arnhem is the hindermaist ceity wi a trolley bus.

Tourist Attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Burgers Zoo
  • Nederlands openluchtmuseum - a open air museum wi 18t and 19t hunneryear ferms
  • Eusebiuskerk - Lairgest kirk o Arnhem
  • Park Sonsbeek
  • John Frost Brig
  • Bronbeek - museum aboot Dutch colonialism in the Dutch-Indies
  1. "Herman Kaiser (burgemeester)" [Herman Kaiser (mayor)] (in Dutch). Gemeente Arnhem. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. "Postcodetool for 6811DG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.