Hunsel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦʏnsəl] (listen)) is a village in the south-eastern Netherlands.

Hunsel
Village
The St Jacobus Church
The St Jacobus Church
Coat of arms of Hunsel
Hunsel is located in Netherlands
Hunsel
Hunsel
Location in the Netherlands
Hunsel is located in Limburg, Netherlands
Hunsel
Hunsel
Location in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°11′N 5°49′E / 51.183°N 5.817°E / 51.183; 5.817Coordinates: 51°11′N 5°49′E / 51.183°N 5.817°E / 51.183; 5.817
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
MunicipalityLeudal
Area
 • Total7.00 km2 (2.70 sq mi)
Elevation29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total950
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6013[1]
Dialing code0475
Major roadsA2

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1400 as Hunsel. The etymology is unclear.[3] Hunsel developed along the Uffelse beek.[4]

The Catholic St Jacobus de Meerdere is a single aisled church with the tower on the side. The tower dates from around 1300. In 1839, was built next to the tower. Between 1925 and 1926, it was expanded by Joseph Cuypers. In 1944, the tower was blown up. The damage to the church was repaired in 1946, and in 1955, a new tower was built according to the old design.[4]

The watermill Uffelse Molen is a grist mill from around 1800. In 1961, it went out of service. In 2008, it was restored.[5]

Hunsel was home to 236 people in 1840.[6] Until it became a part of Leudal on 1 January 2007, Hunsel was a separate municipality, covering also the villages of Ell, Haler, Ittervoort and Neeritter

Hunsel has its own football club, RKHVC. It has been founded in 1943.[7]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 6013RA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Hunsel - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b Sabine Broekhoven, & Ronald Stenvert (2003). Hunsel (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9623 6. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Uffelse Molen". Molen database (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Hunsel". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Voetbalvereniging RKHVC uit Hunsel". Hollandse Velden (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.

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