Arum, Friesland

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Arum
Village
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Arum in the municipality of Wûnseradiel
Arum in the municipality of Wûnseradiel
Coordinates: 53°07′47″N 5°28′31″E / 53.12972°N 5.47528°E / 53.12972; 5.47528Coordinates: 53°07′47″N 5°28′31″E / 53.12972°N 5.47528°E / 53.12972; 5.47528
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Municipality Wonseradeel
Population (1 January 2009)
 • Total 1,078
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arum is a small village in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is located in the municipality Wûnseradiel, about 5 km southeast of the city of Harlingen.

Overview[edit]

The village itself has about 850 inhabitants. The surrounding countryside that belongs to Arum, including the hamlets of Baarderburen and Grauwe Kat, has a population of about 180.[1]

In 1380, the Battle of Arum was fought near the village between the monks of the monasteries Ludingakerk (near Midlum) and Oldeklooster (near Hartwert), in which more than 130 men died.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands, 2007. Figures are for the year 2006. Statistics are available in Google Earth format.