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Flag of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
Coat of arms of Hoogezand-Sappemeer
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Hoogezand-Sappemeer in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°9′N 6°45′E / 53.150°N 6.750°E / 53.150; 6.750Coordinates: 53°9′N 6°45′E / 53.150°N 6.750°E / 53.150; 6.750
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Established 1949
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Peter de Jonge (PvdA)
 • Total 72.99 km2 (28.18 sq mi)
 • Land 66.71 km2 (25.76 sq mi)
 • Water 6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (February 2017)[4]
 • Total 34,326
 • Density 515/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9600–9614, 9630–9633
Area code 0598
Website www.hoogezand-sappemeer.nl

Hoogezand-Sappemeer (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦoːɣəˌzɑnt ˈsɑpəˌmeːr]) is a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. It is the third most-populous municipality in the province of Groningen, after the city of Groningen and Oldambt. It is well known for its ship building industry.


Dutch Topographic map of Hoogezand-Sappemeer (town), June 2014

Population centres in the municipality are:


The A7 motorway (European Highway E 22, Amsterdam-Groningen-Germany) crosses the municipality. There is also a railway line providing service to Groningen and Nieuweschans/Leer(Germany). Trains serve four stations in the municipality, Kropswolde, Martenshoek, Hoogezand-Sappemeer, and Sappemeer Oost. Since 2007, trains will stop 4 times an hour.


  1. ^ "College van B&W" [Board of mayor and aldermen] (in Dutch). Gemeente Hoogezand-Sappemeer. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9603AE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "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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