Lichtenvoorde

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Lichtenvoorde
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Coordinates: 51°59′17″N6°34′11″E / 51.98806°N 6.56972°E / 51.98806; 6.56972
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
Municipality Oost Gelre
Population 12.919

Lichtenvoorde is a town in the Netherlands, in the municipality of Oost Gelre.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Oost Gelre Municipality in Gelderland, Netherlands

Oost Gelre is a municipality in the Achterhoek, in the eastern Netherlands. On 1 January 2005, the municipalities Groenlo and Lichtenvoorde merged and formed the new municipality Oost Gelre, which was called Groenlo until 19 May 2006.

Until 1 January 2005, Lichtenvoorde was an independent municipality. It includes also four small villages: Lievelde, Zieuwent, Vragender and Harreveld. The number of inhabitants in this municipality is about 20,000.

Lievelde Village in Gelderland, Netherlands

Lievelde is a small village in the province of Gelderland, in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is located in between the two towns of Groenlo and Lichtenvoorde. The population of Lievelde has been estimated at 1,516.

The people from Lichtenvoorde are known as the keienslöppers (boulder haulers). The name is derived from a huge boulder at the marketplace with a stone lion on top. These are the symbols of the village.

Boulder natural rock fragment (larger than 200 mm in diameter according to ISO 14688)

In geology, a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than 25.6 centimetres (10.1 in) in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles. While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive. In common usage, a boulder is too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. The word boulder is short for boulder stone, from Middle English bulderston or Swedish bullersten.

Marketplace space in which a market operates

A market, or marketplace, is a location where people regularly gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods. In different parts of the world, a market place may be described as a souk, bazaar, a fixed mercado (Spanish), or itinerant tianguis (Mexico), or palengke (Philippines). Some markets operate daily and are said to be permanent markets while others are held once a week or on less frequent specified days such as festival days and are said to be periodic markets. The form that a market adopts depends on its locality's population, culture, ambient and geographic conditions. The term market covers many types of trading, as market squares, market halls and food halls, and their different varieties. Due to this, marketplaces can be situated both outdoors and indoors.

Village Small clustered human settlement smaller than a town

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though villages are often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighborhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.

Lichtenvoorde is known for its flower parade (bloemencorso) which is held once a year in September, as start of the local fair. The parade features large vehicles, as wide as 4 m, as high as 8 and with no length restrictions, which are fully covered in flowers (usually dahlias). Subjects are free and range from depiction of fairytales to expressions, daily things to art.

Fair gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities

A fair, also known as a funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.

<i>Dahlia</i> genus of plants in the family Asteraceae

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm (1 ft). This great variety results from dahlias being octoploids—that is, they have eight sets of homologous chromosomes, whereas most plants have only two. In addition, dahlias also contain many transposons—genetic pieces that move from place to place upon an allele—which contributes to their manifesting such great diversity.

Lichtenvoorde has its own motorcross circuit on which international grand prix are held.

Coordinates: 51°59′N6°34′E / 51.983°N 6.567°E / 51.983; 6.567


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