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Rheden
—  Municipality  —
Monumental farmhouse and church in Rhenen

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Highlighted position of Rheden in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 52°1′N 6°3′E / 52.017, 6.05Coordinates: 52°1′N 6°3′E / 52.017, 6.05
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Petra van Wingerden-Boers (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 84.35 km2 (32.57 sq mi)
 • Land 81.76 km2 (31.57 sq mi)
 • Water 2.59 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 28 m (92 ft)
Population (May 2013)[4]
 • Total 43,626
 • Density 534/km2 (1,380/sq mi)
Demonym Rhedenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6880–6883, 6950–6957, 6990–6994
Area code 026, 0313
Website rheden.nl

Rheden (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.

Population centres[]

Population of the seven villages on 1 January 2013[5]

  • Velp (17,723)
  • Dieren (14,340)
  • Rheden (7,614)
  • De Steeg (1,122)
  • Ellecom (1,104)
  • Spankeren (958)
  • Laag Soeren (835)

Topography[]

2013-Rheden.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Rheden, 2013.

Transportation[]

  • Railway stations: Dieren, Rheden, Velp

Notable residents[]

  • Erik Breukink, cyclist
  • Hans van den Broek, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the municipal council from 1970 to 1974
  • Simon Carmiggelt, author who had a home in De Steeg
  • Louis Couperus, author who lived in Rheden when he died in 1923
  • Erik Proper, computer scientist

Miscellaneous[]

  • The Gazelle bicycle factory is situated in Dieren.

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