The Achterhoek (in English: back corner) is part of the former County of Zutphen, and once belonged to Münster in Germany, in the former county of Lohn. Significant towns include Winterswijk, Aalten, Borculo Bredevoort, Eibergen, Geesteren, Groenlo, Hengelo, Lichtenvoorde, Neede, Silvolde, Varsseveld, Vragender, and Zelhem. After 1326 these areas were added to "Graafschap" (Earldom). Doetinchem, Winterswijk and Zutphen are the largest towns in the Achterhoek.
In the south-west there is a small area called "Liemers". Many people think that it's part of the Achterhoek, but it is in fact another region.
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