Exloo (Low German: Eksel) is a village in the province of Drenthe, Netherlands, part of the municipality of Borger-Odoorn. It lies about 12 km north of Emmen.

Exloo
Exloo, The Netherlands.jpg
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Exloo in the municipality of Borger-Odoorn
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Exloo in the municipality of Borger-Odoorn
Exloo is located in Drenthe
Exloo
Exloo
Location in the Netherlands
Exloo is located in Netherlands
Exloo
Exloo
Exloo (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°52′E / 52.883°N 6.867°E / 52.883; 6.867Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°52′E / 52.883°N 6.867°E / 52.883; 6.867
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
MunicipalityBorger-Odoorn
Area
 • Total18.71 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
Elevation17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total1,665
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7875[1]
Dialing code0591

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1376 as "tot Exle", and means "forest of the oak trees".[3] Exloo is an esdorp which developed in the Middle Ages probably from Odoorn. It has three essen (communal pastures), but no church.[4] The peat in the raised bog near Exloo was excavated around 1800. In 1850, it turned into an industry and excavation villages such as 1e Exloërmond and 2e Exloërmond were established.[5]

Exloo was home to 570 people in 1840.[5]

In 2010, LOFAR, a low frequency radio telescope, opened near Exloo. There are 6 stations in Exloo with a 18 stations within a 2 kilometre radius, and a further 28 in eight European countries. The set up will give LOFAR a resolution comparable to the Hubble Space Telescope.[6]

The hunebed dolmen D30 [nl] used to have four capstones, however one is missing. Unless the others which are placed east-west, it is palced north-south. In 1918, it was explored by Albert Egges van Giffen. There were five floors underneath, and you could stand up straight in the first part of the grave underneath.[7] D31 is also located in Exloo, but it is a mess of scattered stone. In 1822, the stones were still in their place.[8]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7875AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Exloo - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert (2001). Exloo (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 61. ISBN 90 400 9454 3. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Exloo". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  6. ^ "What is LOFAR". Lofar.bg. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  7. ^ "D30 in boswachterij Exloo". Hunebedden (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  8. ^ "D31 in Hunzebos tussen Exloo en Valthe". Hunebedden (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 April 2022.