Leersum is a town in the Dutch
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 province of Utrecht
Utrecht (province)
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. It is a part of the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Utrechtse Heuvelrug is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It was formed on 1 January 2006 by combining the former municipalities of Amerongen, Doorn, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Leersum, and Maarn.-Name:...

, and lies about 9 km west of Veenendaal.

In 2001, the town of Leersum had 6013 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.44 km², and contained 2465 residences.

Until 2006, there was a separate municipality Leersum, covering both the village of Leersum and Darthuizen
Darthuizen is a hamlet in the Dutch municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug.From 1818 to 1857, Darthuizen was a separate municipality. On 8 June 1857, it merged into the municipality of Leersum....

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