Loenen, Apeldoorn

Loenen is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is located in the municipality of Apeldoorn, about 10 km southeast of that city.

Loenen
Loenen, catholic church
Loenen, catholic church
Location of Loenen in the municipality of Apeldoorn (the urban area of Loenen is red and the rural area is pink)
Location of Loenen in the municipality of Apeldoorn (the urban area of Loenen is red and the rural area is pink)
Loenen is located in Gelderland
Loenen
Loenen
Location of Loenen in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°6′59″N 6°1′8″E / 52.11639°N 6.01889°E / 52.11639; 6.01889
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityApeldoorn
Area
 • Village36.9 km2 (14.2 sq mi)
 • Urban
1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (January 1, 2015)[1]
 • Village3,066
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,116
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcodes
7370 and 7371
Area code055

Loenen was a separate municipality until 1818, when it was merged with Apeldoorn.[3]

National Cemetery of HonoursEdit

 
Chapel at Loenen

Near the village of Loenen is the National Cemetery of Honours (Nationaal Ereveld Loenen), In 1948, it was decided to create a national cemetery of honours for the resistance fighters, political prisoners, and soldiers who died during World War II and were buried outside of the Netherlands.[4] There are close to 4,000 people buried at the cemetery[4]

In the centre is a chapel dedicated to the Engelandvaarders, the men and women who attempted to escape from the Netherlands to England, and a funerary urn containing earth from the concentration camps Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka. In the back is the list of the 130,000 people whose remains have not been located.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Apeldoorn in Cijfers" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland: Viewer" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2009-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Nationaal Ereveld Loenen". Foundation War Cemeteries (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Nationaal Ereveld Loenen". Historiek (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 June 2020.

Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 6°01′12″E / 52.11667°N 6.02000°E / 52.11667; 6.02000