Arcen en Velden (About this soundpronunciation ) (Limburgish: Árse en Velde) is a former town and former municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, now part of the municipality and city of Venlo. It is situated in the province of Limburg.

Arcen en Velden

Árse en Velde
Former Municipality
Castle Arcen
Castle Arcen
Flag of Arcen en Velden
Coat of arms of Arcen en Velden
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°27′N 6°11′E / 51.450°N 6.183°E / 51.450; 6.183
 • Total41.54 km2 (16.04 sq mi)
 • Land39.68 km2 (15.32 sq mi)
 • Water1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
 (1 January 2007)
 • Total8,788
 • Density221/km2 (570/sq mi)
 Source: CBS, Statline.
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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The villages which now form Arcen en Velden have been occupied or ruled by different countries over the centuries, including Spain during the Eighty Years' War, Prussia,[1] Austria, and France during the reign of Napoleon. From 1830 until 1839, the villages together with most of Limburg were a part of the newly independent Belgium.[2] Since 1839, it is part of the Netherlands.[3] As of 1 January 2010, the (now former) municipality of Arcen en Velden, has become incorporated with the municipality and city of Venlo, situated to the south of the (now former) town.



  1. ^ Vrielinck, Sven (2000). De territoriale indeling van België (1795-1963). 1. Leuven: Leuven University Press. p. 274. ISBN 978-90-6186-938-2. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  2. ^ op den Camp, Rico (1993). "Towards one nation". Images of the nation: different meanings of Dutchness 1870-1940. Rodopi. p. 84. ISBN 978-90-5183-430-7. Retrieved 20 November 2009. Between 1830 and 1839, the year of the final settlement of the Dutch-Belgian border dispute, Limburg was under Belgian rule, except for the city of Maastricht, which was held by a Dutch garrison.
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Coordinates: 51°27′N 6°11′E / 51.450°N 6.183°E / 51.450; 6.183