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Monumental house in Hoogezand
Monumental house in Hoogezand
Flag of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
Coat of arms of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Hoogezand-Sappemeer in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°9′N 6°45′E / 53.150°N 6.750°E / 53.150; 6.750Coordinates: 53°9′N 6°45′E / 53.150°N 6.750°E / 53.150; 6.750
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Established 1949
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Peter de Jonge (PvdA)
 • Total 72.99 km2 (28.18 sq mi)
 • Land 66.71 km2 (25.76 sq mi)
 • Water 6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 34,326
 • Density 515/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9600–9614, 9630–9633
Area code 0598
Website www.hoogezand-sappemeer.nl

Hoogezand-Sappemeer [ˈɦoːɣəˌzɑnt ˈsɑpəˌmeːr] is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. It is the second largest municipality in the province of Groningen, after the city of Groningen. It is well known for its ship building industry.

The A7 motorway (European Highway E 22, Amsterdam-Groningen-Germany) crosses the municipality. There is also a railway line providing service to Groningen and Nieuweschans/Leer(Germany). Trains serve four stations in the municipality, Kropswolde, Martenshoek, Hoogezand-Sappemeer, and Sappemeer Oost. Since 2007, trains will stop 4 times an hour.


Dutch Topographic map of Hoogezand-Sappemeer (town), June 2014

Dutch Topographic map of Hoogezand-Sappemeer (town), June 2014

Population centres[edit]


  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hoogezand-Sappemeer. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9603AE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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