West Frisian: Harns
Zuiderhaven harbour, Harlingen
Location in Friesland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Roel Sluiter (PvdA)|
|• Total||387.67 km2 (149.68 sq mi)|
|• Land||25.03 km2 (9.66 sq mi)|
|• Water||362.64 km2 (140.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Population (February 2017)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Harlingen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈhɑrlɪŋə(n)] ( listen), West Frisian: Harns) is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. Harlingen is a town with a long history of fishing and shipping. Harlingen received city rights in 1234.
Harlingen is served by two stations on the railway line from Leeuwarden. From 1904 to 1935 there was a passenger service on the North Friesland Railway, freight being carried until January 1938. Rederij Doeksen operate ferries to the Wadden islands of Vlieland and Terschelling that depart from Harlingen.
The famous Dutch writer Simon Vestdijk was born in Harlingen and used to depict his hometown in his writings as Lahringen.
Arts and Culture
- "Het College van B&W" [The board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Harlingen. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Postcodetool for 8861BD". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
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