Aalsum, Groningen

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Aalsum
Aalsum is located in Groningen (province)
Aalsum
Aalsum
Location of Aalsum in the province of Groningen
Aalsum is located in Netherlands
Aalsum
Aalsum
Aalsum (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 53°18′25″N 6°22′12″E / 53.30694°N 6.37000°E / 53.30694; 6.37000
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
MunicipalityZuidhorn

Aalsum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːlsɵm]) is a small hamlet in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Zuidhorn, about 1.5 km west of Oldehove.[1]

The hamlet was located on a wierde, an artificial dwelling hill. The hill was partially excavated in the 20th century; a bow from the ninth century was found. Plans to reconstruct the hill were canceled.

According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa,[2] Aalsum had 80 inhabitants in the middle of the 19th century; presumably, this includes the surrounding countryside.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.
  2. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 1 (A), 1839.

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Coordinates: 53°18′27″N 6°22′10″E / 53.30750°N 6.36944°E / 53.30750; 6.36944