Weststellingwerf

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Weststellingwerf
Municipality
Weststellingwerf city hall
Weststellingwerf city hall
Flag of Weststellingwerf
Flag
Coat of arms of Weststellingwerf
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Weststellingwerf in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°0′E / 52.883°N 6.000°E / 52.883; 6.000Coordinates: 52°53′N 6°0′E / 52.883°N 6.000°E / 52.883; 6.000
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Gerard van Klaveren (VVD)
Area[2]
 • Total 228.45 km2 (88.21 sq mi)
 • Land 221.19 km2 (85.40 sq mi)
 • Water 7.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 25,486
 • Density 115/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8388–8398, 8470–8489
Area code 0527, 0561
Website www.weststellingwerf.nl

Weststellingwerf (About this sound pronunciation , Stellingwarfs: Weststellingwarf / Stellingwarf-Westaende) is a municipality in the province of Friesland in the northern Netherlands. It is one of the municipalities of Friesland, where the spoken language is not West Frisian; instead, Stellingwerfs, a dialect of Dutch Low Saxon, is spoken here.

Population centres[edit]

Blesdijke, Boijl, De Blesse, De Hoeve, Langelille, Munnekeburen, Nijeholtpade, Nijeholtwolde, Nijelamer, Nijetrijne, Noordwolde, Oldeholtpade, Oldeholtwolde, Oldelamer, Oldetrijne, Oosterstreek, Peperga, Scherpenzeel, Slijkenburg, Sonnega, Spanga, Steggerda, Ter Idzard, Vinkega, Wolvega, Zandhuizen.

Topography[edit]

2013-Weststellingwerf.jpg

Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Weststellingwerf, 2013.

Wolvega[edit]

Wolvega is the capital city of Weststellingwerf.

Transportation[edit]

Railway Station: Wolvega

Peperga[edit]

Peperga is the birthplace of the last governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester G. van Klaveren" [Burgemeester G. van Klaveren] (in Dutch). Gemeente Weststellingwerf. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8471KR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  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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