Nijmegen

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Nijmegen (Zuid-Gelders: Nèhméége; Laich-Saxon: Nimwèèghen; German: Nimwegen; French: Nimègue; Spainyie: Nimega) is a ceety in the aest o the Netherlands, an ane o the lairgest ceeties o the stewartry Gelderland. It haes aboot 158 556 indwallers (2006), an is ane o the 10 lairgest ceeties in the Netherlands.

Nijmegen is on the left side o the watter. Waal, a newer pairt o the ceety is on the richt side. Thegither wi Maastricht, Nijmegen is ane o the auldest ceeties in the Netherlands. Aircheological findins shaws that Nijmegen wis awreadies a govrenmental centre in the year AD 17.

Nijmegen wis grantit ceety-richts in 1230 bi Henry VII that wis emperor o Rome.

Brig ower the watter Waal

Throu Warld War II Nijmegen wis skaithed sair. In parteecular acause o bombin bi Americans on 22 Februar 1944 maist o the ceety wis malafoustert, an 800 fowk wis kilt.

Nijmegen is weel-kent for the Nijmegen Vierdaagse.

Tourist diverts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • St. Stevenskerk - 7t century kirk
  • Museum het Valkhof - Roman aircheology an modren airt
  • Velorama - bicycle museum
  • the Stadhuis - The Toun Hoose
  • de Waagh - whaur witches wis wecht
  • het Valkhof - pairk wi queir o St. Nicolas chaipel