Veendam

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Veendam
Municipality
Church in Veendam
Church in Veendam
Flag of Veendam
Flag
Coat of arms of Veendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Veendam in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Sipke Swierstra (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
 • Land 76.07 km2 (29.37 sq mi)
 • Water 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 27,795
 • Density 365/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym Veendammer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9630–9633, 9640–9648
Area code 0598
Website www.veendam.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Veendam (town), as of June 2014

Veendam [veːn.ˈdɑm] ( ) is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Dutch province of Groningen.

A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.

Population centres[edit]

Bareveld, Borgercompagnie, Kibbelgaarn, Korte Akkers, Numero Dertien, Ommelanderwijk, Tripscompagnie, Veendam, Wildervank, Wildervanksterdallen and Zuidwending.

Notable people born in Veendam[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Sport[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

Sport clubs in Veendam[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 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 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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