Renkum town hall


Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Renkum in a municipal map of Gelderland
Location in Gelderland
Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°51′E / 51.983°N 5.850°E / 51.983; 5.850Coordinates: 51°59′N 5°51′E / 51.983°N 5.850°E / 51.983; 5.850
Country Netherlands
Province Gelderland
  Body Municipal council
  Mayor vacant
  Total 47.23 km2 (18.24 sq mi)
  Land 46.01 km2 (17.76 sq mi)
  Water 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 51 m (167 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
  Total 31,494
  Density 685/km2 (1,770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Renkumer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 6860–6874
Area code 026, 0317

Renkum ( pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. The municipality had a population of 31,494 in 2014 and has a land area of 46.01 km2 (17.76 sq mi). Renkum is situated along the river Rhine. The municipality Renkum is part of the Stadsregio (English: City region) Arnhem-Nijmegen.

The surrounding of the municipality are mainly forest and river forelands. In the forest one can find tumulus of thousand years old. Findings from these tumulus can be seen in the Historic museum in Arnhem.[5]


Renkum is more than thousand years old. In 1970 the thousand-year anniversary was celebrated. In the early days, the name was written as Redinchem. In the 19th century Renkum developed itself. There existed six paper mills, three water-cornmills and one water-oil mill. There were two factories, a treacle factory and a potato starch-flour factory. There was also a beer brewery and a tavern de Bok.

Nowadays there is still paper industry The company is Parenco B.V., acquired by H2 Equity Partners in 2012.

Population centres


Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Renkum, June 2015.


  1. "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Renkum. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Postcodetool for 6861GG". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. Historic museum Arnhem

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