Dantumadiel

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Dantumadiel
Dantumadeel
Municipality
Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Flag of Dantumadiel
Flag
Coat of arms of Dantumadiel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Dantumadiel in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°17′N 6°0′E / 53.283°N 6.000°E / 53.283; 6.000Coordinates: 53°17′N 6°0′E / 53.283°N 6.000°E / 53.283; 6.000
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arie Aalberts (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 87.53 km2 (33.80 sq mi)
 • Land 85.41 km2 (32.98 sq mi)
 • Water 2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 19,035
 • Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9067, 9100–9114, 9269–9272
Area code 0511, 0519, 058
Website www.dantumadeel.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Dantumadiel, July 2013

Dantumadiel (West Frisian, official since January 1, 2009, Dutch: Dantumadeel (About this sound pronunciation )) is a municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in the Netherlands. Dantumadiel is a rural municipality characterized by agriculture.

History[edit]

The first time Dantumadiel is mentioned was in a document from 1242. In that time Dantumadiel, or Donthmadeil as it was then known, was a part of the Winninghe district, the northern part of Oostergo. The grietenij (municipality) Dantumadeel was led by a grietman (mayor) who was holding office in Rinsumageast and Dantumawoude. The Dutch Municipalities Act of 1851 (Dutch: Gemeentewet van 1851) abolished the grietenijen, which automatically became gemeenten (municipalities) headed by a mayor.[1]

Population centres[edit]

The Dantumadiel municipality is composed of 10 towns with a total of 19,399 inhabitants in 2008; the towns and their 2008 populations are listed in the table.

Frisian Name[5] Dutch Name Residents[6]
Damwâld Damwoude 5,568
De Westereen Zwaagwesteinde 5,175
Feanwâlden * Veenwouden 3,714
Broeksterwâld Broeksterwoude 1,236
Rinsumageast Rinsumageest 1,131
Wâlterswâld Wouterswoude 1,079
Driezum Driesum 966
De Falom De Valom 271
Readtsjerk Roodkerk 207
Sibrandahûs Sijbrandahuis 52

Source: Website Dantumadiel municipality

* Including Feanwâldsterwâl (Veenwoudsterwal)

Main sights[edit]

Persons born in Dantumadiel[edit]

Politics[edit]

The Dantumadiel municipal government consists of a municipal council, board of aldermen and the mayor. Arie Aalberts (CDA) is the mayor of Dantumadiel since September 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Dantumadiel. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9104BR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Definitieve lijst Frysktalige straatnamen". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Gemeente Dantumadiel - Dorpen". Retrieved 2009-01-01. 

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