Burgwerd

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Burgwerd

Burchwert
Village
Burgwerd
Burgwerd
Flag of Burgwerd
Flag
Coat of arms of Burgwerd
Coat of arms
Location in the former Wûnseradiel municipality
Location in the former Wûnseradiel municipality
Burgwerd is located in Netherlands
Burgwerd
Burgwerd
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°5′16″N 5°32′45″E / 53.08778°N 5.54583°E / 53.08778; 5.54583
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalitySúdwest-Fryslân Súdwest-Fryslân
Population
(2017)
 • Total315
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8742
Dialing code0515

Burgwerd (West Frisian: Burchwert) is a small village in Súdwest-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 315 in January 2017.[1] It is located near the Boalserter Trekfeart.

History[edit]

Burgwerd was originally a town on a terp or mound on the Dieperderhimpolder dyke. In the 13th century it was known as Borghwarth. The church dating from the 13th century was made from weatherboard until 1726. There are two windmills in Burgwerd, the Aylvapoldermolen and De Heimerter Mole.

On 21 July 2006 there was a reunion of inhabitants and former residents of Burgwerd. Before 2011, the village was part of the Wûnseradiel municipality.

Population history[edit]

  • 1954 - 438
  • 1959 - 398
  • 1964 - 377
  • 1969 - 339
  • 1973 - 361
  • 2004 - 348

Streets[edit]

De Opfeart, De Trekfeart, Doniaweg, Hemert, It Klaailân, Kapelstrjitte, Tsjerkhôf, Kleasterwei, Pealdyk, Skoallestrjite, Schwartzenbergwei, Sjungadyk, Trekpaad.

References[edit]

  • Lolle Baarda Van Borghwarth tot Burgwerd (2006)

External links[edit]

Media related to Burgwerd at Wikimedia Commons