Gelderland

Gelderland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɛldərlɑnt] (listen)), also known as Guelders (/ˈɡɛldərz/)[4] in English, is a province of the Netherlands, occupying the centre-east of the country. With a total area of 5,136 km2 (1,983 sq mi) of which 173 km2 (67 sq mi) is water, it is the largest province of the Netherlands by land area, and second by total area.[5] Gelderland shares borders with six other provinces (Flevoland, Limburg, North Brabant, Overijssel, South Holland and Utrecht) and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Gelderland
Anthem: "Ons Gelderland"
"Our Gelderland"
Location of Gelderland in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52.06°N 5.95°E / 52.06; 5.95
CountryNetherlands
CapitalArnhem
Largest cityNijmegen
Government
  King's CommissionerJohn Berends (CDA)
  CouncilStates of Gelderland
Area
 (2017)[1]
  Total5,136 km2 (1,983 sq mi)
  Land4,964 km2 (1,917 sq mi)
  Water173 km2 (67 sq mi)
  Rank2nd
Population
 (1 November 2019)[2]
  Total2,084,478
  Rank4th
  Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
   Rank6th
ISO 3166 codeNL-GE
Religion (1999)31% Protestant, 29% Catholic
HDI (2019)0.933[3]
very high · 5th of 12
Websitewww.gelderland.nl

The capital is Arnhem (pop. 159,265[6]); however, Nijmegen (pop. 176,731) and Apeldoorn (pop. 162,445) are both larger municipalities. Other major regional centres in Gelderland are Ede, Doetinchem, Zutphen, Harderwijk, Tiel, Wageningen, Zevenaar, and Winterswijk. Gelderland had a population of 2,084,478 as of November 2019.[2] It contains the Netherlands's largest forest region (the Veluwe), the Rhine and other major rivers, and a significant amount of orchards in the south (Betuwe).


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