Burgumer Mar

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Burgumer Mar
Location Friesland
Coordinates 53°11′30″N 6°02′30″E / 53.19167°N 6.04167°E / 53.19167; 6.04167Coordinates: 53°11′30″N 6°02′30″E / 53.19167°N 6.04167°E / 53.19167; 6.04167
Basin countries Netherlands
Surface area 360 ha (890 acres)

The Burgumer Mar (Dutch: Bergumermeer) is a lake near the town of Burgum in the Dutch province of Friesland. The lake was formed during the last ice age. It is a popular water sports area with multiple yacht harbours. The Princess Margriet Canal splits the lake into a northern and southern part.

Since March 15, 2007 the West Frisian name Burgumer Mar is the official name; before that date the Dutch name was the official one[1]). The villages Jistrum, Eastermar and Sumar together with Burgum border the lake.


  1. ^ Waternamen in Fryslân Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.