Duiven (About this soundpronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. Duiven's name can be translated into English to mean "pigeons" or "doves". Although the coat of arms and logo of the municipality feature pigeons, the name is etymologically related to "dunes" (Dutch: duinen). The flag of the municipality of Duiven was granted and adopted on 25 June 1954.

Duiven
Duiven town centre
Duiven town centre
Flag of Duiven
Flag
Coat of arms of Duiven
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Duiven in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°57′N 6°2′E / 51.950°N 6.033°E / 51.950; 6.033Coordinates: 51°57′N 6°2′E / 51.950°N 6.033°E / 51.950; 6.033
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorRik de Lange (PvdA)
Area
 • Total35.19 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
 • Land33.90 km2 (13.09 sq mi)
 • Water1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total25,332
 • Density747/km2 (1,930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
6920–6924
Area code0316
Websitewww.duiven.nl

Population centresEdit

Villages:

Hamlets:

TopographyEdit

 

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Duiven, June 2015

TransportationEdit

On weekdays there are 4 trains per hour between Arnhem and Doetinchem, with two of these continuing to Winterswijk. On weekends there are 2 trains per hour between Arnhem and Winterswijk.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin townsEdit

Duiven is twinned with:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Duiven. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 6921ES". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

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