Monumental villa in Haren
Location in Groningen
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Janny Vlietstra (PvdA)|
|• Total||50.73 km2 (19.59 sq mi)|
|• Land||45.58 km2 (17.60 sq mi)|
|• Water||5.15 km2 (1.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|Population (May 2014)|
|• Density||413/km2 (1,070/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Haren is a typical commuting municipality with many wealthy inhabitants. It lies on the northern part of a ridge of sand called the Hondsrug. It contains one of two dolmens in the province of Groningen (in the village of Noordlaren) and the largest botanical garden of the Netherlands called Hortus Haren. The municipality comprises a wood called Appèlbergen (east of the village of Glimmen) and a lake called Paterswoldsemeer.
Haren was officially mentioned for the first time in 1249.
On September 21, 2012 riots broke out with vandalism and looting in Haren. This was all because of an accidentally public distributed invitation to a birthday party on the social networking site Facebook. The events were called Project X Haren. More than 5000 people showed up and over 30 people were arrested. The damage amounts to more than a million euros.
The town of Haren contains among others the following residential areas:
Haren's railway station is Haren railway station.
|Municipal council seats|
|Gezond Verstand Haren ||-||-||-||2||3|
The executive board consists of VVD, PvdA and D66.
- "Burgemeester Janny Vlietstra" [Mayor Janny Vlietstra] (in Dutch). Gemeente Haren. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 9751AN". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- Translated: Common Sense Haren.