Aa en Hunze

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Aa en Hunze
Municipality
Dolmen in Aa en Hunze
Dolmen in Aa en Hunze
Flag of Aa en Hunze
Flag
Coat of arms of Aa en Hunze
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Aa en Hunze in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°46′E / 53.000°N 6.767°E / 53.000; 6.767Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°46′E / 53.000°N 6.767°E / 53.000; 6.767
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Established 1 January 1998[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Eric van Oosterhout (PvdA)
Area[3]
 • Total 278.88 km2 (107.68 sq mi)
 • Land 276.35 km2 (106.70 sq mi)
 • Water 2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 20 m (70 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 25,290
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9443–9469, 9510–9519, 9654–9659
Area code 050, 0592, 0598, 0599
Website www.aaenhunze.nl
Topographic map of Aa en Hunze, Sept. 2014

Aa en Hunze (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands.

The names 'Aa' (more precisely the 'Drentsche Aa') and 'Hunze' refer to two small rivers through the municipality.

Population centres[edit]

Long place names[edit]

The very small hamlets Gasselternijveenschemond 1e Dwarsdiep and Gasselternijveenschemond 2e Dwarsdiep have the longest settlement names in the Netherlands. Gasselterboerveenschemond is the longest single-word placename in the country.

Transportation[edit]

There is no railway station in the municipality. The nearest station is Assen railway station. To plan a train journey see [1].

Bus services[edit]

To plan your journey see [2].

  • 10: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Gieten - De Hilte - Bareveld - Veendam - Winschoten
  • 21: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Grolloo - Schoonloo - Emmen
  • 24: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Papenvoort - Borger - Buinen - Buinerveen - Nieuw-Buinen - Stadskanaal
  • 28: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Gieten - Gasselte - Gasselternijveen - Gasselternijveenschemond - Stadskanaal
  • 58: Groningen - Haren - Zuidlaren - Schuilingsoord - Annen - Anloo - Loon - Assen
  • 59: Emmen - Borger - Gasselte - Gieten - Eext - Annen
  • Buurtbus 93: Gieten - De Hilte - Eexterveen - Annerveen - Spijkerboor - Annen - Spijkerboor - Zuidlaren
  • Buurtbus 94: Gieten - De Hilte - Gieterveen - Bonnerveen - Gasselterboerveen - Gasselternijveen - Drouwenerveen - Drouwenermond - Stadskanaal
  • Qliner 300: Groningen - Gieten - Borger - Emmen (express)
  • Qliner 302: Groningen - Gieten - Gasselte - Gasselternijveen - Stadskanaal (express)
  • Qliner 318: Groningen - Westlaren - Zuidlaren - Schuilingsoord - Annen (express)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "College B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Aa en Hunze. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 9461BH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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