Súdwest-Fryslân

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Súdwest-Fryslân
Municipality
Aerial view of Sneek
Aerial view of Sneek
Flag of Súdwest-Fryslân
Flag
Coat of arms of Súdwest-Fryslân
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Súdwest-Fryslân in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Established 1 January 2011[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Hayo Apotheker (D66)
Area[3]
 • Total 841.56 km2 (324.93 sq mi)
 • Land 459.64 km2 (177.47 sq mi)
 • Water 381.92 km2 (147.46 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 84,356
 • Density 184/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 8000 range
Area code 0514, 0515, 0517
Website gemeentesudwestfryslan.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Súdwest-Fryslân, early 2014

Súdwest-Fryslân is a municipality in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. Sneek is the municipal seat.[6] Súdwest-Fryslân is the largest municipality by area in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

Súdwest-Fryslân was formed in 2011 from the old municipalities of Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek, Wûnseradiel and Wymbritseradiel. In 2014 it was enlarged by parts of the former municipality of Boarnsterhim.[7]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is formed by several settlements, divided into cities, villages and hamlets:

Cities[edit]

Bolsward, Hindeloopen, IJlst, Sneek, Stavoren and Workum.

Villages[edit]

Abbegea, Allingawier, Arum, Blauwhuis, Breezanddijk, Burgwerd, Cornwerd, Dedgum, Exmorra, Ferwoude, Folsgare, Gaast, Gaastmeer, Gauw, Goënga, Greonterp, Hartwerd, Heeg, Hemelum, Hichtum, Hieslum, Hommerts, Idsegahuizum, Idzega, Indijk, It Heidenskip, Jutrijp, Kimswerd, Kornwerderzand, Koudum, Koufurderrige, Loënga, Lollum, Longerhouw, Makkum, Molkwerum, Nijhuizum, Nijland, Offingawier, Oosthem, Oppenhuizen, Oudega, Parrega, Piaam, Pingjum, Raerd, Sandfirden, Scharnegoutum, Schettens, Schraard, Smallebrugge, Tirns, Tjalhuizum, Tjerkwerd, Uitwellingerga, Warns, Westhem, Witmarsum, Wolsum, Wons, Woudsend, Ypecolsga, Ysbrechtum and Zurich.

Hamlets[edit]

Aaksens, Abbegaasterketting, Anneburen, Arkum, Atzeburen, Baarderburen, Baburen, Bovenburen, De Hel, Dijksterburen, Doniaburen, Draaisterhuizen, Eemswoude, Exmorrazijl, Feytebuorren, Galamadammen, Grauwe Kat, Grote Wiske, Idserdaburen, Jonkershuizen, Jousterp, Jouswerd, Kampen, Kleine Gaastmeer, Kleine Wiske, Kooihuizen, Laaxum, Lippenwoude, Lytshuzen, Nijbuorren, Nijeklooster, Piekezijl, Remswerd, Rijtseterp, Scharneburen, Strand, Vierhuizen, Vijfhuis, Vissersburen, Wonneburen and Wolsumerketting.

Politics[edit]

The College van Burgemeester en Wethouders Súdwest-Fryslân consists of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2011" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2011]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Súdwest-Fryslân. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 8601CR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ (Dutch) Infos at municipal website
  7. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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