Westerveld

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Westerveld
Municipality
Town of Dwingeloo
Town of Dwingeloo
Coat of arms of Westerveld
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Westerveld in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°19′E / 52.867°N 6.317°E / 52.867; 6.317Coordinates: 52°52′N 6°19′E / 52.867°N 6.317°E / 52.867; 6.317
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Established 1 January 1998[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Rikus Jager (CDA)
Area[3]
 • Total 282.74 km2 (109.17 sq mi)
 • Land 278.81 km2 (107.65 sq mi)
 • Water 3.93 km2 (1.52 sq mi)
Elevation [4] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 18,937
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode Parts of 7000 and 8000 range
Area code 0521, 0561
Website gemeentewesterveld.nl

Westerveld (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands.

The municipality Westerveld was established in 1998 out of the municipalities of Diever, Dwingeloo, Havelte, and Vledder. Westerveld is crossed by a channel, the Drentsche Hoofdvaart. There are also two National Parks situated in the municipality, the Drents-Friese Wold and Dwingelerveld.

Population centres[edit]

Boschoord, Darp, Diever, Dieverbrug, Doldersum, Dwingeloo, Eemster, Frederiksoord, Geeuwenbrug, Havelte, Havelterberg, Leggeloo, Lhee, Lheebroek, Nijensleek, Oude Willem, Uffelte, Vledder, Vledderveen, Wapse, Wapserveen, Wateren, Wilhelminaoord, Wittelte and Zorgvlied.

Dwingeloo is a town halfway between Meppel and Assen. The radio telescope of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory is located on the edge of the Dwingeloo Heath, 3 km (2 mi) south of the village.

Topography[edit]

2013-Westerveld.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Westerveld, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Samenstelling van het college van burgemeester en wethouders" [Members of the board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Westerveld. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 7981EL". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "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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