Hengelo

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This article is about the city in Overijssel, Netherlands. For the town in Gelderland, Netherlands, see Hengelo, Gelderland.


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Hengelo is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The city lies along the highway A1/E8 and is a station for the IC, Amsterdam - Hannover - Berlin.

Population centres

  • Beckum
  • Hengelo

The town of Hengelo

Hengelo rapidly developed from a small village to a town in the late 19th century when it became a significant railway junction. This attracted heavy industry like Stork, Heemaf and Hollandse Signaal Apparaten.

During WWII the city was often bombed by Allied because of the presence of the railways. Accidentally the heart of the town was bombed out, killing several hundred people.

External link

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