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Proposed move (2006)[edit]

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Would it not be better to have this page at Groningen, Groningen as there is a city in Suriname, Groningen, Suriname Fabhcún 22:06, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Or Groningen (Dutch city), Groningen (Surinamese city). And: Groningen (Dutch province) instead of Groningen (province)? Brz7 22:14, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

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best town center[edit]

 In 2006 Groningen was elected "de beste binnenstad" (the best town center) of the Netherlands.

By whom ? The dutch does not mention this. --84.143.97.225 12:57, 4 March 2007 (UTC) By god himself.

And for whom? VKing (talk) 22:32, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
I have added a source for this information (in Dutch, by lack of an English one). I've also corrected the year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Woutgg (talkcontribs) 10:37, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

sister cities[edit]

I've added a section for sister cities. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, the city only seems to be twinned with Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. (See http://www.lgib.gov.uk/international/Establishing_a_partnership/twinning_search.html). I find this suprising as Newcastle is twinned with nine cities worldwide inclding Bergen, Nancy and Atlanta. I know Newcastle is one of the UK's major cities, but I would have thought that Groningen would still have more. If anyone can find anymore then please add them. When I have time (and if I can find the information) I'll add a little bit about Groningen's relationship with Newcastle. hedpeguyuk, 3 July 2005 20:40 (UTC)

Boroughs of Groningen[edit]

I suggest we remove this picture. I live in this city and neither me nor my friends have ever heard of this dividation. The city is divided into app. 10 smaller boroughs (wijken) If no response in 2 weeks I will create and upload a new picture.

Grtz!

robin.lemstra 01-09-2007 11:48 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robin.lemstra (talkcontribs) 09:46, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

These are official, though largely bureaucratical, subdivisions of the city. I agree with you that there are more sensible divisions into boroughs and neighbourhoods. If you manage to create a better map, that would be nice. However, we should leave the current picture here until we have something better, I guess. Classical geographer 21:38, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Map NL Groningen - Wijkindeling.PNG
Why not take Image:Map NL Groningen - Wijkindeling.PNG? In the category Maps of Groningen (city) there are maps with the location of all the neighbourhoods. Erwin1990 (talk) 21:03, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Industry[edit]

I thought that one sugar factory is bought by the other? This has to be checked. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.192.37.47 (talk) 10:55, 20 January 2009 (UTC)


The Dutch Wiki [[1]] states that the CSM plant in Hoogkerk was transferred to the Suikerunie in the past. I however could not find any English articles concerning this subject, in or outside of Wikipedia to cite. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lesire (talkcontribs) 20:56, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Dutch sources can be used after somebody translates the relevant sentences into English. Of course, English sources of equal quality are preferable. Andries (talk) 08:28, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Etymology of the name[edit]

It seems interesting to me that the name "Groningen," which was apparently derived from "Groene Ingen" or "Green (Water) Meadows," is linked to the English dialect word "ing" (water meadow.) Perhaps there should be a section on etymology? SergioGeorgini (talk) 22:06, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

I'd think it was the other way around. The village was called "Groene Ingen" long before English was developed meaning the "ing" would come from the Germanic root of English. Either way, it would be WP:OR on our part to include that in the Groningen article. I've been to the Groninger Museum and was interested in the exhibits about the city itself. However, I can't remember of they had an exhibit about the name of the city. --Marc Kupper|talk 07:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed move (2011)[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved to Groningen. Favonian (talk) 22:21, 8 January 2012 (UTC)


Groningen (city)Groningen – Rename Groningen (city) to Groningen in the same way Utrecht refers to the city and Utrecht (disambiguation) lists other uses including Utrecht (province). SpeakFree (talk)(contribs) 04:08, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

The city is the most common usage perWP:COMMON. Therefore this article should be called Groningen with the rest in a disambiguation page. See also Utrecht and Utrecht (disambiguation). I propose we move it. SpeakFree (talk)(contribs) 13:37, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

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