Tiel

Tiel

Municipality

Fortified dyke in Tiel

Flag

Coat of arms

Location in Gelderland

Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°26′E / 51.883°N 5.433°E / 51.883; 5.433Coordinates: 51°53′N 5°26′E / 51.883°N 5.433°E / 51.883; 5.433

Country
Netherlands

Province
Gelderland

Government[1]

 • Body
Municipal council

 • Mayor
Hans Beenakker (VVD)

Area[2]

 • Total
34.81 km2 (13.44 sq mi)

 • Land
32.27 km2 (12.46 sq mi)

 • Water
2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)

Elevation[3]
7 m (23 ft)

Population (May 2014)[4]

 • Total
41,723

 • Density
1,293/km2 (3,350/sq mi)

Demonym(s)
Tielenaar

Time zone
CET (UTC+1)

 • Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)

Postcode
4000–4007, 4013–4014, 4017, 4062

Area code
0344

Website
www.tiel.nl

Dutch Topographic map of Tiel (town), as of March 2014

Tiel (Dutch pronunciation: [til] ( listen)) is a municipality and a town in the middle of the Netherlands. The town is enclosed by the Waal river and the Linge river on the south and the north side, and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal on the east side. The city was founded in the 5th century AD.

Contents

1 Population centres
2 The town of Tiel
3 Demographics
4 Notable residents
5 References
6 External links

Population centres[edit]

Kapel-Avezaath
Tiel
Wadenoijen

The town of Tiel[edit]

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Tiel is the largest town in the Betuwe area, which is famous for being one of the centres of Dutch fruit production. Orchards in the area produce apples, pears, plums and cherries. Tiel once housed the famous jam factory De Betuwe. After production was moved to Breda in 1993, the entire complex was demolished, although a part was reconstructed later. Reminding of this industry is a jam manufacturing museum and a statue of Flipje, the raspberry-based comic figure who starred in De Betuwe’s, jam factory advertisements since the 1930s.
Tiel is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. Originally located on the Linge river it became an important centre of trade in the early Middle Ages, especially after the demise of Dorestad in the 9th century. Later in the Middle Age