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Proposed move (2006)
best town center
In 2006 Groningen was elected "de beste binnenstad" (the best town center) of the Netherlands.
By whom ? The dutch does not mention this. --22.214.171.124 12:57, 4 March 2007 (UTC) By god himself.
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
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.
- 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)
The Dutch Wiki [] 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 (talk • contribs) 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
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)