Menterwolde

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Menterwolde
Municipality
Flag of Menterwolde
Flag
Coat of arms of Menterwolde
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Menterwolde in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°8′N 6°52′E / 53.133°N 6.867°E / 53.133; 6.867Coordinates: 53°8′N 6°52′E / 53.133°N 6.867°E / 53.133; 6.867
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Established 1 January 1990
Government[1]
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Eduard van Zuijlen (GL)
Area[2]
 • Total 81.62 km2 (31.51 sq mi)
 • Land 80.33 km2 (31.02 sq mi)
 • Water 1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 2 m (7 ft)
Population (February 2017)[4]
 • Total 12,233
 • Density 152/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9630–9639, 9649–9651
Area code 0598
Website www.menterwolde.nl

Menterwolde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmɛntərˈʋɔldə]) is a municipality with a population of 12,233 in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

On 1 January 1990, the municipalities of Meeden, Muntendam, and Oosterbroek merged to form Menterwolde.

Geography[edit]

2015 map of Menterwolde

Menterwolde is located in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is situated in the west of the region of Oldambt.

Menterwolde is bordered by the municipalities of Slochteren in the northwest and north, Oldambt in the east, Pekela in the southeast, Veendam in the south, and Hoogezand-Sappemeer in the southwest and west.

The population centres in Menterwolde are the villages of Borgercompagnie, Meeden, Muntendam, Noordbroek, Tripscompagnie, and Zuidbroek.

The municipality has a total area of 81.62 km2 (31.51 sq mi) of which 80.33 km2 (31.02 sq mi) is land and 1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi) is water.[2]

Governance[edit]

The appointed mayor of Menterwolde is Eduard van Zuijlen of GroenLinks.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2017, Menterwolde had a population of 12,233 and a population density of 152/km2 (390/sq mi).[4]

Transportation[edit]

The Zuidbroek railway station is located on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway and the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Samenstelling college" [Board members] (in Dutch). Gemeente Menterwolde. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9649GR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "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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