Boukoul is a village in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is a part of the municipality of Roermond, and is situated about 5 km northeast of Roermond.

Boukoul
Village
Hillenraad Castle
Boukoul is located in Netherlands
Boukoul
Boukoul
Location in the Netherlands
Boukoul is located in Limburg, Netherlands
Boukoul
Boukoul
Location in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°13′N 6°3′E / 51.217°N 6.050°E / 51.217; 6.050Coordinates: 51°13′N 6°3′E / 51.217°N 6.050°E / 51.217; 6.050
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
MunicipalityRoermond
Area
 • Total1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,010
 • Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6071[1]
Dialing code0475
Major roadsN273, N280

The village was first mentioned in 1463 as "opter Buyeckulen". The etymology is unclear.[3]

Boukoul was home to 322 people in 1840.[4] Hillenraad Castle was built in the 17th century as a manor house. It received its current shape in 1767.[5] In 1935, a church was built in Boukoul. In 1945, several days before liberation, the tower was blown up by the Germans. It was restored in 1947.[4]

Boukoul used to be part of the municipality of Swalmen. In 2007, it became part of the municipality of Roermond.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6071AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Boukoul - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Boukoul". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Kasteel Hillenraad". Rijksmonumenten (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 April 2022.

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