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Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Medieval church of Rinsumageast
Flag of Dantumadiel
Coat of arms of Dantumadiel
Coat of arms
Position of Dantumadiel in a 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
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorKlaas Agricola
 • Total87.53 km2 (33.80 sq mi)
 • Land85.41 km2 (32.98 sq mi)
 • Water2.12 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total18,923
 • Density222/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
9067, 9100–9114, 9269–9272
Area code0511, 0519, 058
Dutch Topographic map of Dantumadiel, June 2015

Dantumadiel (Dutch: Dantumadeel[5]) 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.

Name[6] Residents[7]
Damwâld 5,640
De Westereen 5,087
Feanwâlden * 3,521
Broeksterwâld 1,168
Rinsumageast 1,139
Wâlterswâld 993
Driezum 974
De Falom 265
Readtsjerk 198
Sibrandahûs 45

Source: Website Dantumadiel municipality

* Including Feanwâldsterwâl

Main sights[edit]

Notable People[edit]

Maria Petronella Woesthoven


The Dantumadiel municipal government consists of a municipal council, board of aldermen and the mayor. Klaas Agricola is the mayor of Dantumadiel since December 2017.


  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. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Taalunie (2019). "Friese namen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Definitieve lijst Frysktalige straatnamen". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  7. ^ "Gemeente Dantumadiel - Dorpen". Retrieved 2014-01-01.[permanent dead link]

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