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Gelderland ( , English also Guelders German: Geldern) is a province of the Netherlandsmarker, located in the central eastern part of the country. The capital city is Arnhemmarker. The two other major cities, Nijmegenmarker and Apeldoornmarker have more inhabitants. Other major regional centers in Gelderland are Wageningenmarker, Edemarker, Zutphenmarker, Doetinchemmarker, Harderwijkmarker, Epemarker, Wijchenmarker and Tielmarker. The city Geldernmarker, after which the province is called, is today part of Germanymarker.


The current province of Gelderland covers about the area of three of the quarters of the historical Duchy of Guelders. Guelders was a county in the late 11th century and then a duchy in the Holy Roman Empire, including also parts of the province of present-day Limburgmarker and the German District of Klevemarker (Cleves) with the city of Geldernmarker, the city that was the original seat of the dukes. It became part of the Habsburg Netherlands in 1543, one of the Seventeen Provinces, though not one of the richer or more densely-populated. During World War II it was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the war between Allied Paratroopers, British XXX Corps and the German II SS Panzer Corps, also known as the Battle of Arnhem.


Gelderland is geographically divided into three regions: the Veluwemarker in the north, the Betuwe in the southwest and the Achterhoekmarker (literally meaning the "back corner") or Graafschap (which originally means earldom or county) in the east.


Currently (2006), the municipalities in Gelderland are as follows:

See also Betuwe, Lingemarker.

Abolished municipalities

The following municipalities were abolished on 1 January 2005; see further [9029](in Dutch) for more detailed information on these changes.

These municipalities were merged with neighbouring ones:

These municipalities were merged and given a new name:

In media

In the 2001 feature film A Knight's Tale, Gelderland is the place of origin for William's alias, Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein.

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