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Zandoerle

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Zandoerle, in local tongue known as Zandoers, is a hamlet in the municipality of Veldhoven in the province of North Brabant, the Netherlands. The hamlet has a population of 120 people, as measured on the first of January 2008. The hamlet is located between the villages Oerle and Knegsel. Zandoerle can be seen as one of the two centres within the village of Oerle. The other centre is often referred to as Kerkoerle (English: Church Oerle). Zandoerle has great cultural and historical value due to its characteristic village green and monumental farms. Etymology The name Oerle means old forest, as it is derived from the elements Oer (=old) and lo (=forest). The prefix Zand is Dutch for sand and refers to the poor and not so fertile sandy terrain surrounding the hamlet. Monuments The square shaped village green of Zandoerle is a preserved monument. The village green is covered with linden trees and is surrounded by six farms with long fronts, an architectural style which
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