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Location in Gelderland
|Coordinates: 51°48′N 5°44′E|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Hans Verheijen (CDA)|
|• Total||69.56 km2 (26.86 sq mi)|
|• Land||66.49 km2 (25.67 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.07 km2 (1.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||614/km2 (1,590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
6600–6606, 6613–6617, 6634
|Area code||024, 0486, 0487|
Number of residents per population centre per 12 December 2009:
Source: Statistics Netherlands
The population centre Woezik (3,820 residents on 1 January 2005) and the township Laak are statistically included in Wijchen.
Neighbourhoods in Wijchen include:
- Centre: Kloosterakker
- Wijchen-Oost: Valendries, Oosterweg and Uilenboom.
- Woezik: Veenhof and Saltshof.
- Achterlo: Homberg, Heilige Stoel and Kraaijenberg.
- Wijchen-West: Blauwe Hof and Aalsburg.
- Wijchen-Zuid: Abersland, Diepvoorde, Huissteden, Hoogmeer, De Ververt, De Geer, Elsland, De Weertjes, De Grippen, Zesakkers, Zevendreef, Sluiskamp, Oudelaan, and Kronenland.
- Kerkeveld: De Gamert, De Meren, Diemenwei, De Flier, De Lingert.
Streets in most neighbourhoods are numbered instead of named. This is not common practice in the Netherlands, therefore the street numbers are included in the house numbering. E.g. someone living in Abersland, 11th street, house #05 will usually use Abersland 1105 in his address.
Wijchen Castle (town hall)
Parts of Wijchen Castle (Kasteel Wijchen in Dutch) date from the 14th century, but it took its current Mannerist form in the years 1609–1629. It is surrounded by a moat and used to serve as the town hall. Currently, the town hall is on the other side of the road, while the castle is only used for important meetings.
- Ine Lamers (born 1954) photographer and video installation artist
- Ronald van der Kemp (born 1964) fashion designer
- Fred Rutten (born 1962) a football coach and a former footballer with 317 caps
- Ralf Elshof (born 1962) cyclist, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Roy Makaay (born 1975) ) football manager and former footballer with 526 caps
- Claudia van Thiel (born 1977), volleyball player, competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Lieke Klaus (born 1989) BMX racer
- "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Wijchen. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 6602DE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Stenvert, R. et al. (2000), Monumenten in Nederland: Gelderland, p. 332–333. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9406-3.
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