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- For the historical duchy also called Gelderland, see Guelders
Gelderland (English also Guelders) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. The capital city is Arnhem. The two other major cities, Nijmegen and Apeldoorn have more inhabitants.
The current province of Gelderland covers about the area of three of the quarters of the duchy Guelders. Guelders was a county in the late 11th century and then a duchy in the Holy Roman Empire, including also parts of the province of Limburg and of the German District of Cleves with the city of Geldern , the city that was the original seat of the dukes. It became part of the Habsburg Netherlands in 1543, one of the Seventeen Provinces, though not one of the richer or more densely-populated.
Currently (2005), the municipalities in Gelderland are as follows:
Municipalities Abolished on 1 Jan 2005
The following municipalities were abolished on 1 January 2005; see further (in Dutch) for more detailed information on these changes.
These municipalities were merged with neighbouring ones:
- Angerlo was merged into Zevenaar
- Dinxperlo was merged into Aalten
- Gorssel was merged into Lochem
- Lichtenvoorde was merged into Groenlo
- Warnsveld was merged into Zutphen
- Wehl was merged into Doetinchem
These municipalities were merged and given a new name:
- Borculo, Eibergen, Neede, and Ruurlo became Berkelland
- Hengelo, Hummelo en Keppel, Steenderen, Vorden, and Zelhem became Bronckhorst
- Bergh and Didam became Montferland
- Gendringen and Wisch became Oude IJsselstreek
- interactive province map showing subdivision in municipalities, link for each municipality to basic data page
- ditto, more up-to-date, but the map is not interactive
- Detailed map - the map shows streets and buildings; it does not show street names, but one can search for a street name, and the street will then be marked; one can also get a list of all streets in a town.
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