Wehl

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Wehl
Flag of Wehl
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Coat of arms of Wehl
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Location of Wehl
Coordinates: 51°57′38″N 6°12′38″E / 51.96056°N 6.21056°E / 51.96056; 6.21056
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGelderland
MunicipalityDoetinchem
Area
 • Total23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
 • Land23.55 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
 • Water0.02 km2 (0.008 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
6,876
Church: de Sint Martinuskerk

Wehl is a town in the eastern Netherlands, about 5 km west of Doetinchem.

Wehl was a part of Prussia until 1808, when it was joined to the Netherlands. In those years it was officially a part of Zeddam. Wehl became an independent municipality in 1813, when it was given back to Prussia; in 1816, it returned to the Netherlands, it remained an independent municipality until the municipal reorganization on 1 January 2005, when Wehl became part of the larger neighbouring municipality of Doetinchem.[1]

The former municipality also included the village of Nieuw-Wehl, 3 km to the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]

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Coordinates: 51°58′N 6°13′E / 51.967°N 6.217°E / 51.967; 6.217