Skarsterlân

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Skarsterlân
Scharsterland
Former municipality
Joure town centre
Joure town centre
Flag of Skarsterlân
Flag
Coat of arms of Skarsterlân
Coat of arms
Highlighted former position of Skarsterlân in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 52°58′N 5°47′E / 52.967°N 5.783°E / 52.967; 5.783Coordinates: 52°58′N 5°47′E / 52.967°N 5.783°E / 52.967; 5.783
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Established 1 January 1984
Dissolved 1 January 2014[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 216.80 km2 (83.71 sq mi)
 • Land 185.26 km2 (71.53 sq mi)
 • Water 31.54 km2 (12.18 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (November 2013)[4]
 • Total 27,467
 • Density 148/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8460–8544
Area code 0513, 0514

Skarsterlân (Dutch: Scharsterland About this sound pronunciation ) is a former municipality in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. The municipality was created 1 January 1984 by merging the municipalities of Doniawerstal and Haskerland, the part of Utingeradeel consisting of the villages Akmarijp and Terkaple and the village Nieuwebrug that used to belong to Heerenveen. City hall was located in Joure. On 1 January 2014 it merged with the municipalities of Lemsterland and Gaasterlân-Sleat to form the new municipality De Friese Meren.

At first, the Dutch name Scharsterland was chosen, but as of 1 March 1985, the West Frisian name Skarsterlân was adopted and the Dutch name became obsolete.

Population centres[edit]

Akmarijp, Boornzwaag, Broek, Dijken, Doniaga, Goingarijp, Haskerdijken, Haskerhorne, Idskenhuizen, Joure, Langweer, Legemeer, Nieuwebrug, Nijehaske, Oldeouwer, Oudehaske, Ouwster-Nijega, Ouwsterhaule, Rohel, Rotstergast, Rotsterhaule, Rottum, Scharsterbrug, Sint Nicolaasga, Sintjohannesga, Snikzwaag, Terkaple, Teroele, Tjerkgaast and Vegelinsoord.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8501AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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