Stadskanaal

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Stadskanaal
Town and municipality
Channel in Stadskanaal
Channel in Stadskanaal
Flag of Stadskanaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Stadskanaal
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Stadskanaal in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°57′E / 52.983°N 6.950°E / 52.983; 6.950
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Baukje Galama (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 119.94 km2 (46.31 sq mi)
 • Land 117.67 km2 (45.43 sq mi)
 • Water 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 32,715
 • Density 278/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9500–9509, 9580–9599, 9660–9661
Area code 0599
Website www.stadskanaal.nl

Stadskanaal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌstɑtskaːˈnaːl]) is a town and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It was named after the canal Stadskanaal.

From 1800 until 1900 this area was ideal for its peat mining, and so the canal came to ship all the peat to Groningen the capital of the province.

Geography[edit]

2014 map of the municipality

The population centres in the municipality are:

International relations[edit]

Stadskanaal is twinned with Bielsko-Biała in Poland.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Stadskanaal. Retrieved 4 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 9501SZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

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