Midden-Drenthe

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Midden-Drenthe
Municipality
Canal through Midden-Drenthe
Canal through Midden-Drenthe
Flag of Midden-Drenthe
Flag
Coat of arms of Midden-Drenthe
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Midden-Drenthe in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°31′E / 52.867°N 6.517°E / 52.867; 6.517Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°31′E / 52.867°N 6.517°E / 52.867; 6.517
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Established 1 January 1998[1]
Renamed 1 January 2000[2]
Government[3]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Jan Broertjes (VVD)
Area[4]
 • Total 345.87 km2 (133.54 sq mi)
 • Land 341.01 km2 (131.66 sq mi)
 • Water 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (May 2014)[6]
 • Total 33,313
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7938, 9410–9442
Area code 0528, 0592, 0593
Website www.middendrenthe.nl

Midden-Drenthe (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. The municipality was created in 1998, in a merger of the former municipalities of Beilen, Smilde, and Westerbork. Between 1998 and 2000, the name of the municipality was Middenveld.

Population centres[edit]

Balinge, Beilen, Bovensmilde, Brunsting, Bruntinge, Drijber, Elp, Eursinge, Garminge, Hijken, Hijkersmilde, Holthe, Hoogersmilde, Hooghalen, Laaghalen, Laaghalerveen, Lieving, Makkum, Mantinge, Nieuw-Balinge, Oranje, Orvelte, Smalbroek, Smilde, Spier, Terhorst, Westerbork, Wijster, Witteveen, Zuidveld and Zwiggelte.

The village of Westerbork gives its name to the Westerbork deportation and (later) concentration camp, located about 7 km north of the village, in the forests of Hooghalen.

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) array was installed near the site of the camp in 1969.

Topography[edit]

2013-MiddenDrenthe.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2000" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2000]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leden college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Midden-Drenthe. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Postcodetool for 9411NB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "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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