Morra, Noardeast-Fryslân

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Morra

Moarre
Village
Saint John, Morra
Saint John, Morra
Flag of Morra
Flag
Coat of arms of Morra
Coat of arms
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Morra is located in Netherlands
Morra
Morra
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°22′21″N 06°05′19″E / 53.37250°N 6.08861°E / 53.37250; 6.08861
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityNoardeast-Fryslân
Population
 (2017)
 • Total227
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9204
Telephone area0519

Morra is a hamlet in Noardeast-Fryslân, Friesland, the Netherlands with roughly 227 inhabitants in January 2017.[1] Before 2019, the village was part of the Dongeradeel municipality.

History[edit]

It was not consolidated when various other hamlets within the parish were consolidated into one village. Within the hamlet stands a church with a characteristic 13th century tower. Highway N-361 runs just to the south of the hamlet.

Morra was surrounded by fens (marshland) which are now cultivated. The name Morra means marshland in Frisian, and is related to the English word moor.

The people in Morra are predominantly Frisians and speak West Frisian. The hamlet has locally produced drama productions, an orchestra, and a handball club.

Morra is adjacent to the hamlet of Lioessens and they are administered together as a pair (dubbeldorp) sharing facilities such as the local sports field and the primary school. There was a station called Morra-Lioessens on the North Friesland Railway, which opened in 1913 and closed in 1935, although it reopened again briefly during World War II from May 1940 to July 1942.

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