|12, -10.7967, 49.1075|
|Van Pelt Cidudad|
|Latinians (91%), Natives (2%), Other (7%)|
|Nationalities||Latinans (93%), Other (7%)|
|• Mayor||Erasmus Sydderluin|
|• Vice Mayor||Tamara Derepas|
|• Total||6522 km2|
|• Urban||3893 km2|
|• Rural||1342 km2|
|Elevation||1 m (195 ft)|
|• Estimate (2018)||1.980.000|
|• Census (2016)||1.962.933|
|Postal Code||8101 - 8126|
Van Pelt is a city at the eastcoast of Latina. The town is the capital of the province Holland of Latina. The town has 1.962.933 inhabitants (zensus 2011). Van Pelt is the second harbour at the eastcoast of Latina after Porto Colon.
1477 Bernard Van Pelt and his men landed at a small island (now Isla Collina) near the coast of Latina as he has sailed around the Camino los Cerdos. On this island now is the Van Pelt Landing Memorial. Later they founded a town in the sheltered swamps of Rio Pernello. First name of town was "Niew Durië" (New Duria). This old town 15, -10.7919, 49.1091 til today is characteritic with the merchant houses at the main canal. Two strong forts were build on the island before the bay - named after the children of Bernanrd Van Pelt, Ruben and Emma. Now this first town is the southern part of barrio # 1.
1629 was founded the quarter around the churches of San Jonas, San Pedro and San Jorge (St. George), now the northern part of the barrio # 1 15, -10.7762, 49.1100. Is the southern part of the old city more calm, so in the northern part is the pulse of life. Streecar-lines ## 4 to 14 run through the quarter and the commuter-railway stops at "Riekenfleet"
The new town (Barrios ## 3, 4 and 5 , see 14, -10.7836, 49.0837 was started in the 1840ies, as the railway reached Van Pelt. In the first time the station lay at the Plaza Ajedrez near the old town. But in 1867, as the new town grow, the station was set more to the west at the place now. The old railway-area was used for two broad steets from west to east and in the formerly wetland was created the "Jardin Grande" (great garden) as a leisure area for the people. 1870 was designed the central place (Plaza del Opera) and the opera itself. In the west the new town is sheltered by a canal, which was dig out to lay dry the swampy area.
Til 1890 the coastline is no more part of the harbour, but an elegant promenade named "Esplanade" with many hotels. This Barrios ## 3 and 4 now is the busy heart of city.
Since 1860 the barrios # 10 (Todos Santos) and # 8 (Belgrano) are the next steps 13, -10.7607, 49.1055. In Todos Santos live the working class and Belgrano has more the "Westend"-characteritic.
In the 1880ies the university was set on the green meadow in the northeast and the barrio # 12 (Universidad) grow up. At the same time for working people cheaper flats are build in Barrios # 13, 14 and 15 named Linije. The streets there have numbers til "Linije 90".
1892 a lot of many rural suburbs become part of the town. The last was then 1908 the Barrio # 25 "Raposa / Vossin", formerly an independent village.
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Van Pelt was first the greatest harbour of the colony and the capital of "New Holland", which reached from Tara to Pugall. After the independence and the unity with Latina the town was named "Van Pelt". Because the way from Porto Colon to Latina (Cidudad) for the railway was shorter, the harbour of Porto Colon become greater in the 19th century and the Van Pelt harbour is now of medium importance. The harbour of Van Pelt has 36 sheds, to shelter goods and 7 bassins.
Van Pelt is divided in 33 suburbs, named "barrios". Postal Code is always 810. or 81.. and the number of the suburb ( always 4 numerals 8101 to 8133). Government and greater organisations have postalcodes from 8135 to maximal 8149.
Like in Latina (Cidudad) always for some barrios are local courts in service - so there are local courts for the suburbs in the center, north, east, west and south.
|1||Ol Staad||Old Town||centro||1478 / 1629||-------||3.91||------||||Oldest part of city|
|2||Ne Staad||New Town||centro||1710||6.07|||
|9||Campo Cabada||barley field||north||1860||18.89|||
|10||Todos Santos||All Saints||north||1860||16.48|||
|13||Lüdde Linije||small line||south||1870||19.15|||
|14||Meddel Linije||middle line||south||1880||29.24|||
|15||Groote Linije||great line||south||1890||58.67|||
|16||Hoja de Trebol||Leaf of laurel||south||1892||30.03|||
|18||Cervato||Fawn (calf of stag)||west||1892||46.59|||
|19||Motto / Mul||mul||west||1892||18.56|||
|21||Avenida del Norte||north||north||1895||28.83|||
|25||San Jorge Sur||St. George in the south||east||1908||20.23|||
|27||Sieglo Veinte||XX Century||east||1908|||
|29||Monte Telegrafo||Telegraph Hill||east||1908||51.56|||
|31||Dos Islas||two islands||south||1900||440.0|||
|32||Astoria-Norte||west||1900||||til 31.12.2017 part of # 20|
|33||San Jorge Norte||St. George in the north||north||1900||||til 31.12.2017 part of # 22|
|whole town||1 962 933|||
In Van Pelt terminated the railway hi-speed-line # 6 (AVE) from Latina and line # 13 from Porto Colon and from Tara. Several other railway-lines started in Van Pelt, therefore this town is beneath Porto Colon one of the important railway knotpoints in eastern Latina.
The commuter-lines, which terminated til 1979 at the main station, are prolonged through the heart of the city with a tunnel-line. Stations are Opera, Plaza Ajedrez, Riekenfleet, Atenas, Plaza Latina, Universidad, Ampere, Santa Colomba and Este. Here the line divided in three branches, two ending at the sea in Corniche and Playa Nordzee and the third via Abrulis to the airport. The tunnel has 4 tracks between the Central station and Plaza Latina, where rondabout the half of the trains terminated.
The system is served with 10 lines (the numbers are the RENFEL shedule-numbers):
a) southern service group
- 190 = Haarlem-Playa - Cuerno / Hoorn - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina - Este - Abrulis - Airport
- 191 = Sekkelcamp - Cuerno / Hoorn - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina - Este - Abrulis - Airport
- 192 = Simmersen - Sutigo - Hoja de Trebol - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina - Este - Playa Nordzee
- 193 = Carolia - Venado-Iglesia - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina - Este - Corniche
- 194 = Billericay - Venado-Iglesia - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina - Este - Corniche
b) northern service group (all terminated at Plaza Latina)
- 195 = Atazouma - Jubatis - Cervato - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina
- 196 = Cruz los Zorros - Jubatis - Cervato - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina
- 197 = Verringer - Morro / Mul - Cervato - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina
- 198 = Tulipan - Batarra - Morro / Mul - Cervato - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina
- 199 = Playa Nordzee - Airport - Batarra - Morro / Mul - Cervato - Van Pelt Central - Plaza Latina
Metro and Streetcar
see main-article Van Pelt streetcar
The transportation in the ciy is serviced of 32 streetcar-lines. The lines ## 1 to 31 run inside the town and line # 33 more outside at the beach. The net is build in 1.00 m spur. Lines ## 1 to 9 are the main radial-lines. Since 28th of January 2018 the first 44.5 km of the metro-net are in service.
Motorway # 6 from Latina (Cidudad) is ending here and motorway # 19 goes around Van Pelt on the route from Porto Colon to New Dublin in Tara. Van Pelt is served from the primary-routes ## 37, 90, 93 and 94.
Van Pelt has an international airport with intercontinental flights too to Zylanda.
Worth to see
- Avenide Sieglo Viente (20th Century Avenue) in the eastern part (11th, 12th and 26th Barrio) with the elegant shops and many of the museums in the town. Founded 1901 here is to see "Jugendstil" and art deco-architecture at ist best. (streetcars 8, 16, 27 and 29 or cercanias 195, 196 and 197 to "Sieglo Viente").
- Esplanade - the lazy street at the seashore in the new town (streetcars 10 to 19 and differend metro-stations)
- Exhibition ground (streetcars 8, 9, 18, 28 and 30, Metro = Torres)
- Monte Telegrafo (87 m) is the exclusiv quarter in the southeast at the northshore of the bay (streetcar 31).
- Old city with its fleets and small streets (streetcars 1 to 19; Cercania = Riekenfleet)
- Opera and the shopping center in the new town (streetcars 1 to 9, 18 and 19; Cercania and metro = Opera)
outside of the town
- Church of Santa Colomba de Grammenet (1501) - (streetcar 9 or Cercania # 197 to Verringer)
Citizens Service (What is where?)
|Cortes superiores Provincia||high court of the province||Avenida Cebada||# 10|
|Cortes superiores Cidudad||high court of the town||Calle Atenas||# 10||in the complex of courts|
|Cortes locales centro||local court center||Calle Atenas||# 10||in the complex of courts|
|Cortes locales norte||local court north||Calle Atenas||# 10||in the complex of courts|
|Cortes locales este||local court east|
|Cortes locales sur||local court south||Avenida Latina||# 27|
|Cortes locales oueste||local court west|
|Ayuntamento del Cidudad||Town Hall||Riikkenfleet||# 2|
|Hogar por Animalos||Animal shelter|
|Jardin Botanico||Botanic Garden|
|Objetos Perdidos||lost and found||Via Larga Norte||# 10|
|Opera||7, Plaza del Opera||# 4|
|Philharmony||Concert hall||1, Calle Toscanelli||# 8|
|Teatro del Cidudad||main theather||Plaza del Teatro||# 6|
|Universidad (Centro)||main buildung university||# 13|