Ede, Netherlands

Ede, Netherlands

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Ede

mapsize = 280px
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Netherlands
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Gelderland
area_footnotes = (2006)
area_total_km2 = 318.68
area_land_km2 = 318.33
area_water_km2 = 0.35
population_as_of = 1 January, 2007
population_note = Source: CBS, [http://statline.cbs.nl/ Statline] .
settlement_type = Municipality
population_total = 107476
population_density_km2 = 338
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2


Population centres

Bennekom, De Klomp, Deelen, Ede, Ederveen, Harskamp, Hoenderloo, Lunteren, Otterlo (Kröller-Müller Museum) and Wekerom.

The town of Ede


The town itself is situated halfway between the larger cities of Arnhem and Utrecht with direct rail and road connections to both these cities. There are no connections to any water nearby, however, there also is a direct road connection to the city of Wageningen which hosts a small industrial port on the river Rijn and a direct road and rail connection to the city of Arnhem, which features larger port at a greater distance. The environment is clean and green due to the fact Ede is partly built in a forest and partly on the central Dutch plains in the national park called Nationaal Park "De Hoge Veluwe".


Economically, the town of Ede is doing fairly well thanks to the proximity of major highways and railways which offer fast connections to the port city of Rotterdam, the airport of Schiphol and the Ruhr Area in the country of Germany. The main sources of employment used to be a factory belonging to the Dutch Enka company and the three military bases situated in the northeast of the town. The factory however, has been closed and the military bases are largely underused ever since the conscription was abolished. The town's economy is lately becoming more focused on national tourism from the more densely populated western cities like Amsterdam and Den Haag, on education such as local colleges and the large Wageningen University in the city of Wageningen.


There are four secondary schools in Ede: [http://www.marnixcollege.nl Marnix College] , [http://www.pallasathenecollege.nl/ Pallas Athene College] , two divisions of [http://www.hetstreek.nl/ Het Streek] and Groenhorst College {citation}. There is also a Christian University of applied sciences: [http://www.che.nl/english CHE] .

Social life

Socially, Ede is a common town like any other in the Netherlands, with perhaps up to 40% Christian people in the town. Each year, there is a municipality-wide celebration called Heideweek ("Week of the heather") which lasts a week largely involves traditional Dutch festivities, along with local customs. During the week, a Heidekoningin ("Queen of the heather") and a Heideprinses ("Princess of the heather") are elected from several candidates and will be the representative for the municipality of Ede on various other festivities, until next year when another Heidekoningin and Heideprinses are elected.

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People born in the town of Ede

*Hans Dorrestijn (born 1940), writer and comedian
*Dick Schoenaker (born 1952), footballer
*John Scherrenburg (born 1963), water polo player
*Angela Postma (born 1971), swimmer
*Marianne Thieme (born 1972), politician
*Sonja Tol (born 1972), fencer
*Benno Kuipers (born 1974), swimmer
*Esmeral Tunçluer (born 1980), basketball player
*Ahmet Kilic (born 1984), footballer
*Rence van der Wal (born 1989), footballer

External links

* [http://www.ede.nl Official Website]
* [http://www.ede.nl/info.asp?id=488 Map of Ede (municipality)]
* [http://www.plattegronden.nl/ede/ Map of Ede (town)]
* [http://www.plattegronden.nl/bennekom/ Map of Bennekom]
*Google Maps: [http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1&z=12&ll=52.033908,5.649719&spn=0.094411,0.236549 Ede]

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