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Tull en 't Waal
Village
School in Tull en 't Waal
School in Tull en 't Waal
Tull en 't Waal is located in Utrecht (province)
Tull en 't Waal
Tull en 't Waal
Location in the Netherlands
Tull en 't Waal is located in Netherlands
Tull en 't Waal
Tull en 't Waal
Tull en 't Waal (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°0′2″N 5°7′59″E / 52.00056°N 5.13306°E / 52.00056; 5.13306Coordinates: 52°0′2″N 5°7′59″E / 52.00056°N 5.13306°E / 52.00056; 5.13306
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceUtrecht
MunicipalityHouten
Area
 • Total6.23 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total760
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3999[1]
Dialing code030

Tull en 't Waal is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Until 1962, it was a separate municipality, but now it is a part of the municipality of Houten. Originally, there were two villages: 't Waal, at the site of the present village; and Tull, more to the south. It also has a ferry connection to the town of Culemborg.[3] It is located close to the Lek River.[4]

History[]

Tull is first mentioned in 1155 as "in loco qui dicitur Tylle". The etymology is unclear.[5] 't Waal was first mentioned in 1307 as Wale, and means "pool after a dike breach". In 1504, the hamlets are first mentioned as Tul ende tWael.[6] The village is a 12th century peat excavation project along the Waalsewetering. The church is a medieval building which was extensively modified in 1778 and 1890.[7] The hamlet Honswijk [nl] used to be part of the village, but was transferred to Schalkwijk. In 1840, Tull en 't Waal was home to 532 people.[4]

Werk aan de Waalse Wetering is a military fortification as part of the Dutch Water Line. It was constructed in 1815, and has bomb proof barracks.[8] The fort became obsolete after the investion of the air plane. It was later used by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen to store bridging material. In 1999, it was converted into a tea house and camping.[4]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 March 2022. two entries
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 3999NK". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Veerverbinding over de Lek". Oud Houten (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Tull en 't Waal". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Tull - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022. Authenticity of earlier references is in doubt
  6. ^ "'t Waal - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  7. ^ Ronald Stenvert & Chris Kolman (1996). "Tull en 't Waal" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. ISBN 90 400 9757 7. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Monumentnummer: 531597 te Houten". Dutch Monument Register (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2022.