Vlagtwedde

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Vlagtwedde
Municipality
Wind mill in Ter Apel
Wind mill in Ter Apel
Flag of Vlagtwedde
Flag
Coat of arms of Vlagtwedde
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Vlagtwedde in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 52°57′N 7°9′E / 52.950°N 7.150°E / 52.950; 7.150Coordinates: 52°57′N 7°9′E / 52.950°N 7.150°E / 52.950; 7.150
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Leontien Kompier (PvdA)
Area[2]
 • Total 170.55 km2 (65.85 sq mi)
 • Land 167.62 km2 (64.72 sq mi)
 • Water 2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 15,878
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Vlagtwedder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9540–9564
Area code 0599
Website www.vlagtwedde.nl
Topographic map of Vlagtwedde, July 2013

Vlagtwedde [ˈvlɑxˌtʋɛdə] ( ) is a municipality in the very southeast of Groningen province in the northeastern Netherlands with seat of local government in the community of Sellingen. It lies on the Dutch border with the German state of Lower Saxony to the east.

Population centres[edit]

Abeltjeshuis, Bakovensmee, Barnflair, Borgertange, Borgerveld, Bourtange, Burgemeester Beinsdorp, De Bruil, Ellersinghuizen, Hanetange, Harpel, Hasseberg, Hebrecht, 't Heem, Jipsingboermussel, Jipsingboertange, Jipsinghuizen, Lammerweg, Laude, Lauderbeetse, Laudermarke, Lauderzwarteveen, Leemdobben, Maten, Munnekemoer, Over de Dijk, Overdiep, Pallert, Plaggenborg, Poldert, Renneborg, Rhederveld, Rijsdam, Roelage, 't Schot, Sellingen, Sellingerbeetse, Sellingerzwarteveen, Slegge, Stakenborg, Stobben, Ter Apel, Ter Apelkanaal, Ter Borg, Ter Haar, Ter Walslage, Ter Wisch, Veele, Veerste Veldhuis, Vlagtwedde, Vlagtwedder-Barlage, Vlagtwedder-Veldhuis, Weende, Weenderveld, Weite, Wessingtange, Wollingboermarke, Wollinghuizen, Zandberg and Zuidveld.

Because of the large number of official centres, the municipality has five postal codes:

  • 9541 Vlagtwedde
  • 9545 Bourtange
  • 9551 Sellingen
  • 9561 Ter Apel
  • 9563 Ter Apelkanaal

All 60 villages and hamlets in the municipality received their own town sign in 2008.

Politics[edit]

The city council of Vlagtwedde has 17 seats. The table below gives political party and seat counts since 1998.

City council seats
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
PvdA 5 4 6 4
CDA 5 5 3 3
Local municipal interests 2 3 4 5
VVD 3 3 2 2
GreenLeft 1 1 1 2
ChristianUnion 1 1 1 1
Totaal 17 17 17 17

Public transport[edit]

Vlagtwedde is served by several bus lines:

  • line 14: Stadskanaal-Alteveer-Vlagtwedde-Veele-Blijham-Winschoten
  • line 42: Emmen-Emmer Compascuum-Ter Apel
  • line 70: Ter Apel-Sellingen-Jipsinghuizen-Vlagwedde
  • line 72: Vlagtwedde-Bourtange
  • line 73: Emmen-Nieuw Weerdinge-Ter Apel-Ter Apelkanaal-Zandberg-Musselkanaal-Stadskanaal-Hoogezand-Groningen
  • buurtbus (community volunteer-driven bus) 92: Stadskanaal-Mussel-Jipsingbourtange-Jipsinghuizen-Sellingen

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Vlagtwedde is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Vlagtwedde. 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 9551AB". 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. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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