Garminge

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Garminge
Town
LocatieMidden-Drenthe.png
Garminge in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Garminge in the municipality of Midden-Drenthe.
Coordinates: 52°49′13″N 6°37′24″E / 52.82028°N 6.62333°E / 52.82028; 6.62333Coordinates: 52°49′13″N 6°37′24″E / 52.82028°N 6.62333°E / 52.82028; 6.62333
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Midden-Drenthe
Population (1 January 2005)
 • Total 70
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9438
Dialing code 0593

Garminge is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe, and lies about 15 km northeast of Hoogeveen.

The statistical area "Garminge", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 70.[1]

The origin of the name Garminge is said to be from one of the first inhabitants. The name probably means farm owned by Garm, where the suffix -inge expresses possession, not necessarily that of a farm building. Garm is an old Dutch first name generally just used in the northern provinces Drenthe, Groningen and Frisia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.