Dwingeloo

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For the two galaxies named after the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, see Dwingeloo 1 and Dwingeloo 2.
Dwingeloo
Town
Sint Nicolaaskerk
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Dwingeloo in the municipality of Westerveld.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Dwingeloo in the municipality of Westerveld.
Coordinates: 52°50′4″N 6°22′14″E / 52.83444°N 6.37056°E / 52.83444; 6.37056Coordinates: 52°50′4″N 6°22′14″E / 52.83444°N 6.37056°E / 52.83444; 6.37056
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Westerveld
Area
 • Total 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 2,430
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld.

The town is known internationally because of the radio telescope of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory (which at the time of its completion in 1956 was the largest radio telescope in the world), located on the edge of the Dwingeloo Heath, 3 km south of the village.

Dwingeloo was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of Westerveld.[1]

In 2001, the town of Dwingeloo had 2277 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.95 km², and contained 982 residences.[2] The statistical area "Dwingeloo", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2560.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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