Nijeveen was a separate municipality until 1998, when it was merged with Meppel. Since 1976 there is a German windmill named De Sterrenberg which is the only one in all Netherlands with the cap winded by a fantail.
In 2008, Nijeveen had 3880 inhabitants.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. 
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Nijeveen". Map of the former municipality in 1868.
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