Wierden

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Wierden
Municipality
Wierden city hall
Wierden city hall
Flag of Wierden
Flag
Coat of arms of Wierden
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Wierden in a municipal map of Overijssel
Location in Overijssel
Coordinates: 52°21′N 6°36′E / 52.350°N 6.600°E / 52.350; 6.600Coordinates: 52°21′N 6°36′E / 52.350°N 6.600°E / 52.350; 6.600
Country Netherlands
Province Overijssel
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Henk Robben (CDA)
Area[2]
 • Total 95.39 km2 (36.83 sq mi)
 • Land 94.77 km2 (36.59 sq mi)
 • Water 0.62 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (January 2014)[4]
 • Total 23,906
 • Density 252/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym Wierdenaar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 7464–7469, 7640–7649
Area code 0546, 0547, 0548
Website www.wierden.nl
Dutch Topographic map of Wierden, July 2013

Wierden (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town and a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

The municipality of Wierden also includes the following towns, villages and townships: Enter, Hoge Hexel (nl), IJpelo (nl), Notter, Rectum (Wierden) (nl) Zuna (nl).

The municipality has 10 primary schools and 1 secondary school. There are 2 soccer clubs, 2 tennis clubs and 1 volleyball club, this is only the top of the clubs. The village has 3 cemeteries in total of which, only one is currently in use. The major is Henk Robben (nl), who is also the chair of the board of major and aldermen.

In midsummer the locally known, 3-day festival "WieZo" is held. Which starts on a Thursday and ends Saturdays. Every night there are 2 musical acts on the Binnenhof. On Saturday there is also the Wiezoloop.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Wierden is twinned with:

Since September 2010, the town council decided to stop the cooperation between the municipalities because of the high costs and too low benefit.

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Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wie zit er in het college van b&w?" [Who is member of the board of mayor and aldermen?] (in Dutch). Gemeente Wierden. Retrieved 2 April 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 7642EB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

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