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Arkel

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Country  Netherlands
Province  South Holland
Local time  Wednesday 1:45 PM
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  3,600 (2005)
Municipality  Giessenlanden
Arkel
Weather  8°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 68% Humidity

Arkel is a village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Giessenlanden, and lies about 3 km north of Gorinchem.

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Map of Arkel, Netherlands

Arkel is a former municipality. In 1986 it became part of Giessenlanden.

In 2001, the village of Arkel had 2752 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.42 km², and contained 1125 residences. The statistical area "Arkel", which also includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3220.

Though there are little places of cultural interest in Arkel, there is a 19th-century domed church and a 19th-century windmill.

History

Although nowadays a modest village, in the Middle Ages it was the origin of the renowned Lords of Arkel, who owned considerable territories including the town of Gorinchem.

Transportation

Arkel is served by Arkel railway station. It is located north of the town.

References

Arkel Wikipedia


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