Melderslo is a village in the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located in the municipality of Horst aan de Maas.

Melderslo
Village
St Oda Church
St Oda Church
Coat of arms of Melderslo
Melderslo is located in Netherlands
Melderslo
Melderslo
Location in the Netherlands
Melderslo is located in Limburg, Netherlands
Melderslo
Melderslo
Location in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 51°27′45″N 6°5′8″E / 51.46250°N 6.08556°E / 51.46250; 6.08556Coordinates: 51°27′45″N 6°5′8″E / 51.46250°N 6.08556°E / 51.46250; 6.08556
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceLimburg
MunicipalityHorst aan de Maas
Area
 • Total8.91 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Elevation23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,120
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5962[1]
Dialing code077

The village was first mentioned in the 15th century Meldersloe, and either means "forest of Madalhêr (person)" or "forest belonging to Meerlo".[3]

Melderslo was home to 301 people in 1840.[4] On 26 May 1943, an Avro Lancaster was hit by Flak and crashed near Melderslo killing five of the crew member. A monument is located at the crash site.[5] Museum De Locht is a museum for products produced in the region. In 1993, it was extended with the National Asparagus and Champignon.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 5962AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Melderslo - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Melderslo". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Oorlogsmonumenten, , Diversen". Online begraafplaatsen (in Dutch). Retrieved 24 April 2022.