Coat of arms

The former municipality of Leersum

Location in the Netherlands

Coordinates: 52°00′39″N 5°26′00″E / 52.01083°N 5.43333°E / 52.01083; 5.43333Coordinates: 52°00′39″N 5°26′00″E / 52.01083°N 5.43333°E / 52.01083; 5.43333
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Utrecht (province) Utrecht
Municipality Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Population (2008)
  Total 7,575
Demonym(s) Leersummer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Area code(s) 0343

Leersum (52°1′N 5°26′E / 52.017°N 5.433°E / 52.017; 5.433) is a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug, and lies about 7 km east of Doorn and 9 km west of Veenendaal.

In 2001, the town of Leersum had 6013 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.44 km², and contained 2465 residences.[1]

Until 2006, there was a separate municipality Leersum, covering both the village of Leersum and Darthuizen.

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  1. Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.

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