Topographic map of Bedum, July 2013
Bedum ( , pronunciation ( · help ) info Gronings: Beem) is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. Populated by around 10,000 (2005) inhabitants, Bedum is one of the larger of Groningen's several satellite towns.
Bedum is the site of three supermarkets, several pubs, and a leaning church tower, dubbed "the leaning tower of Bedum". Footballer
Arjen Robben was born in Bedum (23 January 1984).
Bedum has a railway station -
Bedum railway station.
The leaning tower [ edit ]
Bedum's 36-metre tower of the
St Walfridus church has been calculated as now leaning at a greater angle than the leaning tower of Pisa. If both towers were the same height, Bedum's would have a greater displacement by 6 cm. [1 ]
Population centres [ edit ]
1860-1873 J.H. Leopold (previously mayor of
Adorp) 1873-1878 W.J. Bekker
1878-1895 R.J. van Bruggen
1895-1909 dr H.V. Schleurholts
Simon Berman (previously of Kwadijk, Warder, and Middelie and of Schagen, subsequently of Alblasserdam) 1914-1917 Klaas van Sevenhoven (ARP) (previously of
Stedum, subsequently of Onstwedde) 1917-1943 M. Jouwstra (ARP) (previously town clerk of
Ambt Hardenberg) 1943-194? I.G. Timmer (NSB)
19??-1962 J.N. Spoelstra
1962-1971 J.C. Lindeboom (ARP)
1971-1991 Albert Smallenbroek (ARP/CDA)
1991-2009 Wilte Everts (CDA)
2010-Present Henk Bakker (CDA)
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