Monday, February 7, 2011

Blaricum, Netherlands

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Dineke wrote on the postcard that this is an 100 years-old picture of the town where she was born.

The area of the municipality of Blaricum is 1559 hectares and it is situated in the south easterly part of the province of North Holland well known as "het Gooi".
The name could be explained by the combination of the personal name Blaheri with the addition of "inga" with the word "heem" (dwelling-place). The geographical dictionaries, such as "Van der Aa" also give the names Blaercom, Blarikom and Blaren to indicate the village.

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2 comments:

Christine H. said...

I think I need to look up this place and find out more.

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