Aa en Hunze

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Aa en Hunze
Municipality
Flag of Aa en Hunze
Flag
Coat of arms of Aa en Hunze
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Aa en Hunze in a municipal map of Drenthe
Location in Drenthe
Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°46′E / 53.000°N 6.767°E / 53.000; 6.767Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°46′E / 53.000°N 6.767°E / 53.000; 6.767
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Established 1 January 1998[1]
Government[2]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Eric van Oosterhout (PvdA)
Area[3]
 • Total 278.88 km2 (107.68 sq mi)
 • Land 276.35 km2 (106.70 sq mi)
 • Water 2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 20 m (70 ft)
Population (May 2014)[5]
 • Total 25,290
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9443–9469, 9510–9519, 9654–9659
Area code 050, 0592, 0598, 0599
Website www.aaenhunze.nl
Topographic map of Aa en Hunze, June 2015

Aa en Hunze (About this sound pronunciation ) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands.

The names 'Aa' (more precisely the 'Drentsche Aa') and 'Hunze' refer to two small rivers through the municipality.

Population centres[edit]

Long place names[edit]

The very small hamlets Gasselternijveenschemond 1e Dwarsdiep and Gasselternijveenschemond 2e Dwarsdiep have the longest settlement names in the Netherlands. Gasselterboerveenschemond is the longest single-word placename in the country.

Transportation[edit]

There is no railway station in the municipality. The nearest station is Assen railway station.

Bus services[edit]

  • 10: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Gieten - De Hilte - Bareveld - Veendam - Winschoten
  • 21: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Grolloo - Schoonloo - Emmen
  • 24: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Papenvoort - Borger - Buinen - Buinerveen - Nieuw-Buinen - Stadskanaal
  • 28: Assen - Deurze - Rolde - Gieten - Gasselte - Gasselternijveen - Gasselternijveenschemond - Stadskanaal
  • 58: Groningen - Haren - Zuidlaren - Schuilingsoord - Annen - Anloo - Loon - Assen
  • 59: Emmen - Borger - Gasselte - Gieten - Eext - Annen
  • Buurtbus 93: Gieten - De Hilte - Eexterveen - Annerveen - Spijkerboor - Annen - Spijkerboor - Zuidlaren
  • Buurtbus 94: Gieten - De Hilte - Gieterveen - Bonnerveen - Gasselterboerveen - Gasselternijveen - Drouwenerveen - Drouwenermond - Stadskanaal
  • Qliner 300: Groningen - Gieten - Borger - Emmen (express)
  • Qliner 302: Groningen - Gieten - Gasselte - Gasselternijveen - Stadskanaal (express)
  • Qliner 318: Groningen - Westlaren - Zuidlaren - Schuilingsoord - Annen (express)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 1998" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 1998]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "College B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Aa en Hunze. Retrieved 5 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 9461BH". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 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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