Opheusden is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland. It is a part of the municipality of Neder-Betuwe, and lies some 5 km south-west of Wageningen.

Opheusden
Village
This 2850-seater church in Opheusden is the largest in the Netherlands[1]
This 2850-seater church in Opheusden is the largest in the Netherlands[1]
Opheusden is located in Gelderland
Opheusden
Opheusden
Location in the Netherlands
Opheusden is located in Netherlands
Opheusden
Opheusden
Opheusden (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 51°55′59″N 5°37′47″E / 51.93306°N 5.62972°E / 51.93306; 5.62972Coordinates: 51°55′59″N 5°37′47″E / 51.93306°N 5.62972°E / 51.93306; 5.62972
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityNeder-Betuwe
Area
 • Total2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2018)
 • Total5,630
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Opheusden (or "Heusden", as it was known then) was a separate municipality until 1818, when it was merged with Kesteren.[2]

The town was devastated in October 1944 during the failed German counterattack against the Nijmegen salient after Operation Market Garden had failed.

The Opheusden statistical area, which includes the village centre, its outskirts, and the surrounding countryside, covers an area of 220 hectares. It had a resident population on 1 January 2018 of 5,630, living in 1,960 households.[3] The built-up area of the village covers 73 hectares.[4]

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  1. ^ "Opheusden". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  3. ^ AlleCijfers.nl Informatie over Opheusden
  4. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.