Halle, Netherlands

Halle is a village in the municipality of Bronckhorst in the Dutch province of Gelderland.

Halle
Farm with pumpkins for sale
Farm with pumpkins for sale
Halle is located in Gelderland
Halle
Halle
Location in the province of Gelderland
Halle is located in Netherlands
Halle
Halle
Halle (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°10′07″N 6°31′35″E / 52.16870°N 6.52629°E / 52.16870; 6.52629Coordinates: 52°10′07″N 6°31′35″E / 52.16870°N 6.52629°E / 52.16870; 6.52629
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityBronckhorst
Area
 • Total28.97 km2 (11.19 sq mi)
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,165
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7025[1]
Dialing code0314

HistoryEdit

It was first mentioned in 1263 as Hall, and means "bend in highland".[3] The village is located on a sandy ridge through the moorland of the Achterhoek,[4] and was in an area suitable for agriculture in a region of swamps and heaths. In 1840, it was home to 690 people.[5] In 1848, the windmill Molen van Coops and operated until 1925 when it was converted into a motor powered mill. It was damaged in 1945, and the remainder was demolished in the 1990s.[6] In 1858, the Grote Kerk was built in the village.[4]

In March 1945, Halle became part of the German defence line. The population had fled the village, however much of the village including the church were destroyed.[7] The church was rebuilt in 1951. In 1976, a tower was added to the church.[8]

SportsEdit

The motocross circuit Kappenbulten near Halle organises an annual grand prix.[9] The Zwarte Cross music and motocross festival used to be located at the Kappenbulten circuit until 2006, when it moved it Lichtenvoorde, because the festival needed more space.[10] An autocross is also takes place in Halle.[11]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7025AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Halle - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Halle". Open Monumentendag Bronckhorst (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Halle". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  6. ^ "De beltmolen in Halle". Oud Zelhem.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  7. ^ B. Schieven. "Zelhem en Halle in de oorlogsjaren". Oud Zelhem.eu (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  8. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Zelhem" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 349. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Wolkbreuk over Grand Prix motorcross van Halle in 1997". Motor.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  10. ^ "2006: De verhuizing naar Lichtenvoorde". Zwarte Cross (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Autocros in Halle op 21 augustus 1966". Oud Zelhem.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 March 2022.