Bathmen is a village and former municipality in the east of the Netherlands. The municipality was merged with her larger neighbour of Deventer on 1 January 2005 as part of a national effort to reduce bureaucracy in the country. Its main population centres were Apenhuizen, Bathmen, Dortherhoek, Loo, Pieriksmars and Zuidloo.[3]

Landscape between Bathmen and Harfsen [nl]
Landscape between Bathmen and Harfsen [nl]
Flag of Bathmen
Coat of arms of Bathmen
Bathmen is located in Overijssel
Location in the Netherlands
Bathmen is located in Netherlands
Bathmen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°15′0″N 6°17′13″E / 52.25000°N 6.28694°E / 52.25000; 6.28694
Province Overijssel
 • Total31.99 km2 (12.35 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
 • Total5,815
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0570
Websitepostcards of Bathmen

It was first mentioned in 1284 as Batmen. The etymology is unclear.[4] In 1840, it was home to 1,507 people. In 1997, Deventer tried to annex Bathmen, but failed.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7437AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Bathmen". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Bathmen - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 March 2022.

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