Hallum

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Hallum
Village
St Martin's church
St Martin's church
Flag of Hallum
Flag
Coat of arms of Hallum
Coat of arms
Location in the Ferwerderadiel municipality
Location in the Ferwerderadiel municipality
Hallum is located in Netherlands
Hallum
Hallum
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°19′N 5°47′E / 53.317°N 5.783°E / 53.317; 5.783
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Ferwerderadiel Ferwerderadiel
Population (2017)
 • Total 2,746
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9074
Telephone area 0518

Hallum is a village in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It is the largest village of the municipality of Ferwerderadiel and it had a population of around 2,746 in January 2017.[1]

The primary language spoken there is West Frisian. Hallum is also a relatively uncommon family name. There was a station on the North Friesland Railway which opened in 1901 and closed in 1935, although it reopened between May 1940 and July 1942. A restored windmill used to stand near the village. In 2000 it got moved to Burgwerd due to expanding industry and renamed "Aylvapoldermolen".

Like many towns in the region, it was built on land recovered from the North Sea. There was a standard layout for these towns. The center of the town was called the Terp. The Terp was the highest prominence in the town, and the streets radiated outward, like ripples on a pond, and were intersected by streets which reached out from the center, like spokes on a bike.

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Media related to Hallum at Wikimedia Commons