Denemarken

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Not to be confused with Denmark.
Denemarken
Hamlet
Denemarken in 2011
Denemarken in 2011
Denemarken is located in Groningen (province)
Denemarken
Denemarken
Location of Denemarken in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°13′45″N 6°47′2″E / 53.22917°N 6.78389°E / 53.22917; 6.78389
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Slochteren

Denemarken is a small village in the municipality of Slochteren, in the Dutch province of Groningen. It consists of some ten dwellings, mostly farms. The name does not reference the Scandinavian country but means wild lands in the local dialect. It is notable for laying on top of the Groningen gas field, the largest natural gas field in Europe. In 2015 the nature reserve 't Roegwold (wild swamp forest) was opened, overlapping partly with Denemarken.[1] The award-winning semi-autobiographical novel Kinderen van het Ruige Land (Children of the Savage Land, 2012) by Auke Hulst is situated in the hamlet.[2]


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Coordinates: 53°14′N 6°47′E / 53.233°N 6.783°E / 53.233; 6.783