Slagharen

Slagharen
The church of Slagharen
The church of Slagharen
Slagharen is located in Overijssel
Slagharen
Slagharen
Location in province of Overijssel in the Netherlands
Slagharen is located in Netherlands
Slagharen
Slagharen
Slagharen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°37′30″N 6°33′10″E / 52.6250°N 6.5527°E / 52.6250; 6.5527Coordinates: 52°37′30″N 6°33′10″E / 52.6250°N 6.5527°E / 52.6250; 6.5527
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceOverijssel
MunicipalityHardenberg
Area
 • Total12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total3,125
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7776[1]
Dialing code0523

Slagharen is a village in the municipality of Hardenberg in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. The village started as a peat excavation village. It is known for the Attractiepark Slagharen, an amusement park.

History[]

In 1832, the Lutterhoofdwijk canal was dug as a side canal of the Dedemsvaart [nl] to excavate the peat in the area and the village was established along the canal,[3] however, in 1830, a community of 81 people was recorded at the site. All except for a Frisian family were from neighbouring Germany, and were living in sod houses on the moorland.[4]

In 1844, the name Slagharen first appeared, and means "parcel [of land] on sandy ground".[5] The predominantly German settlers resulted in the founding of a Catholic church in 1843. The church was replaced in 1967.[3] In 1859, the gristmill De Pionier [nl] was built near the village.[6] In 1975, it was bought by the amusement park and restored.[7]

In 1952, Wehkamp [nl], a mail order company, opened in Slagharen. It quickly developed into one of largest mail order companies of the Netherlands. In 1975, it moved to Zwolle, and is nowadays a large online shop.[8]

In 1963, the Ponypark Slagharen opened where you could stay in a holiday house with your own Shetland pony. In 1972, it turned into an amusement park.[9]

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References[]

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  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 7776AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 24 December 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b Ronald Stenvert & Jan ten Hove (1998). "Slagharen" (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 249. ISBN 90 400 9200 1. Archived from the original on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Het bevolkingsregister van buurtschap Slagharen 1830". Historisce Projecten (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 14 May 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Slagharen - (geografische naam)". Etymolgiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  6. ^ "De Pionier". Molendatabase (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 11 January 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Slagharen". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 5 February 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  8. ^ "De geschiedenis van Wehkamp". Vano ICT (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Slagharen geschiedenis: Het avontuur vanaf 1963". Slagharen (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Chantal Beltman". Cycling Archives. Archived from the original on 2 July 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Gerard Nijkamp nieuwe technische directeur Sparta Rotterdam". RTV Oost (in Dutch). 17 December 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2022.