Place:Drenthe, Netherlands

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NameDrenthe
Alt namesDrentesource: Times Atlas of the World (1988)
DRsource: Abbreviation
Provincie Drenthe
TypeProvincie
Coordinates52.75°N 6.5°E
Located inNetherlands     (1796 - )
Contained Places
Dorp
De Wijk ( - 1998 )
Diever ( - 1998 )
Dwingeloo ( - 1998 )
Eelde
Havelte ( - 1998 )
Nijeveen ( 1812 - 1998 )
Norg ( - 1998 )
Odoorn ( - 1998 )
Oosterhesselen ( 1819 - 1998 )
Roden ( - 1998 )
Ruinen ( - 1998 )
Ruinerwold ( - 1998 )
Schoonebeek ( 1884 - 1998 )
Sleen ( 1819 - 1998 )
Tynaarlo ( - 1998 )
Vledder ( - 1998 )
Vries
Westerbork ( - 1998 )
Zuidlaren
Zuidwolde ( - 1998 )
Zweeloo ( - 1998 )
Gemeente
Aa en Hunze ( 1998 - )
Assen ( 1200 - )
Borger-Odoorn ( 1998 - )
Coevorden
De Wolden ( 1998 - )
Emmen
Hoogeveen ( 1811 - )
Meppel
Midden-Drenthe ( 2000 - )
Noordenveld ( 1998 - )
Tynaarlo ( - 1998 )
Westerveld
Inhabited place
Eursinge
Voormalige gemeente
Anloo ( 1811 - 1998 )
Beilen ( 1811 - 1998 )
Borger
Dalen
De Wijk ( - 1998 )
Diever ( - 1998 )
Dwingeloo ( - 1998 )
Eelde
Gasselte ( 1811 - 1998 )
Gieten ( 1811 - 1998 )
Havelte ( - 1998 )
Nijeveen ( 1812 - 1998 )
Odoorn ( - 1998 )
Oosterhesselen ( 1819 - 1998 )
Peize ( 1819 - 1998 )
Roden ( - 1998 )
Rolde ( 1811 - 1998 )
Ruinen ( - 1998 )
Ruinerwold ( - 1998 )
Schoonebeek ( 1884 - 1998 )
Sleen ( 1819 - 1998 )
Smilde ( - 1998 )
Vledder ( - 1998 )
Vries
Westerbork ( - 1998 )
Zuidlaren
Zuidwolde ( - 1998 )
Zweeloo ( - 1998 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the north-east of the country. The capital city is Assen. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and Germany (districts of Emsland and Bentheim) to the east.

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Drenthe, unlike many other parts of the Netherlands, has been a sparsely populated rural area since medieval times. Except for some industry in Assen and Emmen, the lands in Drenthe are mainly used for farming.

Drenthe has been populated by people since prehistory. Artifacts from the Wolstonian Stage (150.000 years ago) are among the oldest found in the Netherlands. In fact, it was one of the most densely populated areas of the Netherlands until the Bronze Age. Most tangible evidence of this are the dolmens (hunebedden) built around 3500 BC, 53 of the 54 dolmens in the Netherlands can be found in Drenthe, concentrated in the northeast of the province.

Drenthe was first mentioned in a document from the year 820, it was called Pago Treanth (district Drenthe). In archives from "Het Utrechts Archief", from 1024 to 1025, the "county Drenthe" is mentioned, when Emperor Henry II gave it to Bishop Adalbold II of Utrecht.

After long being subject to the Utrecht diocese, Bishop Henry of Wittelsbach in 1528 ceded Drenthe to Emperor Charles V of Habsburg, who incorporated it into the Habsburg Netherlands. When the Republic of the Seven United Provinces was declared in 1581, Drenthe became part of it, although it did not gain provincial status until January 1, 1796 due to its poverty.

Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Dutch government built a camp near the town of Hooghalen to accommodate German (Jewish) refugees. Ironically, during the Second World War, the German occupiers used the camp (which they named ) as a (transit camp). Many Dutch Jews, Sinti, Roma, resistance combatants and political adversaries were imprisoned before being transferred to concentration and extermination camps in Germany and Poland. Anne Frank was deported on the last train leaving the Westerbork transit camp, on 3 September 1944.

The name of this region is said to stem from *thrija-hantja "three lands".

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Provinces of the Netherlands

Drenthe · Friesland · Flevoland · Gelderland · Groningen · Limburg · Noord-Brabant · Noord-Holland · Overijssel · Utrecht · Zeeland · Zuid-Holland

Municipalities (gemeenten) of Drenthe

Gemeenten: Aa en Hunze · Assen · Borger-Odoorn · Coevorden · De Wolden · Emmen · Hoogeveen · Meppel · Midden-Drenthe · Noordenveld · Tynaarlo · Westerveld
Voormalige gemeenten: Anloo · Beilen · Borger · Dalen · De Wijk · Diever · Dwingeloo · Eelde · Gasselte · Gieten · Havelte · Nijeveen · Odoorn · Oosterhesselen · Peize · Roden · Rolde · Ruinen · Ruinerwold · Schoonebeek · Sleen · Smilde · Vledder · Vries · Westerbork · Zuidlaren · Zuidwolde · Zweeloo
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