Kesteren is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Neder-Betuwe, and lies about 8 km southwest of Wageningen.

Kesteren
Kesteren, reformed church
Kesteren, reformed church
Flag of Kesteren
Coat of arms of Kesteren
Kesteren is located in Gelderland
Kesteren
Kesteren
Location in the Netherlands
Kesteren is located in Netherlands
Kesteren
Kesteren
Kesteren (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°56′N 5°34′E / 51.933°N 5.567°E / 51.933; 5.567Coordinates: 51°56′N 5°34′E / 51.933°N 5.567°E / 51.933; 5.567
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityMontferland
Area
 • Total5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total6,015
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4041[1]
Dialing code0488

Kesteren was a separate municipality until 2002, when it merged with Dodewaard and Echteld. The new municipality was first called "Kesteren", but changed its name to Neder-Betuwe in 2003.[3]

HistoryEdit

It was first mentioned in 850 as Castra, and is Latin for "army camp".[4] Kesteren developed along the Nederrijn as a linear settlement. The tower of the Dutch Reformed Church dates from the 14th century. The church was built around 1500, but was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1951.[5] In 1840, it was home to 552 people.[6]

TransportationEdit

Railway Station: Kesteren.[7]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 4041AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  4. ^ "Kesteren - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Sabine Broekhoven (2000). "Kesteren" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 213. ISBN 90 400 9406 3. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Kesteren". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Station Kesteren". Stationsweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.