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Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Flag of Dantumadiel
Coat of arms of Dantumadiel
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Dantumadiel in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°17′N 6°0′E / 53.283°N 6.000°E / 53.283; 6.000Coordinates: 53°17′N 6°0′E / 53.283°N 6.000°E / 53.283; 6.000
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Arie Aalberts (CDA)
 • Total 87.53 km2 (33.80 sq mi)
 • Land 85.41 km2 (32.98 sq mi)
 • Water 2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (May 2014)[4]
 • Total 19,017
 • Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9067, 9100–9114, 9269–9272
Area code 0511, 0519, 058
Website www.dantumadiel.eu
Dutch Topographic map of Dantumadiel, June 2015

Dantumadiel (West Frisian, official since January 1, 2009, Dutch: Dantumadeel (About this sound pronunciation )) is a municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslân) in the Netherlands. Dantumadiel is a rural municipality characterized by agriculture.


The first time Dantumadiel is mentioned was in a document from 1242. In that time Dantumadiel, or Donthmadeil as it was then known, was a part of the Winninghe district, the northern part of Oostergo. The grietenij (municipality) Dantumadiel was led by a grietman (mayor) who was holding office in Rinsumageast and Dantumawâld. The Dutch Municipalities Act of 1851 (Dutch: Gemeentewet van 1851) abolished the grietenijen, which automatically became gemeenten (municipalities) headed by a mayor.[1]

Population centres[edit]

The Dantumadiel municipality is composed of 11 towns with a total of 19,030 inhabitants in 2014; the towns and their 2014 populations are listed in the table.

Frisian Name[5] Dutch Name Residents[6]
Damwâld Damwoude 5,640
De Westereen Zwaagwesteinde 5,087
Feanwâlden * Veenwouden 3,521
Broeksterwâld Broeksterwoude 1,168
Rinsumageast Rinsumageest 1,139
Wâlterswâld Wouterswoude 993
Driezum Driesum 974
De Falom De Valom 265
Readtsjerk Roodkerk 198
Sibrandahûs Sijbrandahuis 45

Source: Website Dantumadiel municipality

* Including Feanwâldsterwâl (Veenwoudsterwal)

Main sights[edit]

Persons born in Dantumadiel[edit]


The Dantumadiel municipal government consists of a municipal council, board of aldermen and the mayor. Arie Aalberts (CDA) is the mayor of Dantumadiel since September 2004.


  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Dantumadiel. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9104BR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Definitieve lijst Frysktalige straatnamen". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Gemeente Dantumadiel - Dorpen". Retrieved 2014-01-01. [permanent dead link]

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