Barneveld


Barneveld

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official_name = Barneveld


mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Gelderland
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 176.74
area_land_km2 = 176.02
area_water_km2 = 0.72
population_as_of = 1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [http://statline.cbs.nl/ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 50994
population_density_km2 = 290
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd = 52
latm = 8
latNS = N
longd = 5
longm = 35
longEW = E

Barneveld (pronunciation|Nl-Barneveld.ogg) is a town and a municipality in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The population of the municipality was 50,028 in 2005, the town having a population of 28,147 [ [http://www.barneveld.nl/documenten/Barneveld%20in%20Cijfers%202005.pdf Barneveld in Cijfers 2005] ] .

Barneveld has become famous in the Netherlands for poultry farming and egg production and has a breed of chicken, the Barnevelder, named after it.

A notable event in the history of Barneveld is the story of Jan van Schaffelaar, a cavalry commander in the Hook and Cod wars who jumped off the church tower in 1482 in order to save the lives of his men.

Barneveld is known worldwide as the cradle of the Baan Company, founded there in 1978 by Jan Baan. Baan was a longtime leader in the ERS-market.

Population centres

Barneveld, De Glind, Garderen, Kootwijk, Kootwijkerbroek, Stroe, Terschuur, Voorthuizen and Zwartebroek.

Education

There are 3 secondary schools in Barneveld: [http://www.jfc.nl Johannes Fontanus College] , [http://www.gvp.nl Groen Van Prinsterercollege] and the Technical School: [http://www.christiaan-huygensschool.nl Christiaan Huygens School]

Notable people born in Barneveld

* Jacobus Kapteyn (1851-1922), astronomer
* Eduard Daniel van Oort (1876-1933), ornithologist
* Egbert Adriaan Kreiken (1896–1964), teacher and astronomer
* Conny van Bentum (born 1965), freestyle swimmer
* Alfred Schreuder (born 1972), footballer

External links

* [http://www.barneveld.nl Official Website]
* [http://www.plattegronden.nl/barneveld/ Map]


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