Pekela

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Pekela
Municipality
Historic villa in Oude Pekela
Historic villa in Oude Pekela
Flag of Pekela
Flag
Coat of arms of Pekela
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Pekela in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°6′N 7°0′E / 53.100°N 7.000°E / 53.100; 7.000Coordinates: 53°6′N 7°0′E / 53.100°N 7.000°E / 53.100; 7.000
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Meindert Schollema (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 50.20 km2 (19.38 sq mi)
 • Land 49.10 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
 • Water 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1 m (3 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 12,709
 • Density 259/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9662–9669
Area code 0597
Website www.pekela.nl

Pekela [ˈpeː.kə.ˌlaː] ( ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands.

Population centres[edit]

Local government[edit]

The municipal government of Pekela consists of 15 seats, which are divided as follows:

Municipality seats
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
PvdA 6 6 7 3 2
GroenLinks 4 3 1 2 1
CDA 2 3 2 1 2
VVD 2 2 1 2 1
SP - - 3 3 4
ChristenUnie 1 1 1 - 1
Samen Voor Pekela - - - 4 3
VCP - - - - 1
Total 15 15 15 15 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Pekela. Retrieved 3 February 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 9665JD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 3 February 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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