Noardeast-Fryslân

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Noardeast-Fryslân
Wierum alongside the Wadden Sea, Hegebeintum, Wânswert, City hall and windmills in Dokkum
Wierum alongside the Wadden Sea, Hegebeintum, Wânswert,
City hall and windmills in Dokkum
Coat of arms of Noardeast-Fryslân
Coat of arms
Location in Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°03′E / 53.333°N 6.050°E / 53.333; 6.050Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°03′E / 53.333°N 6.050°E / 53.333; 6.050
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFriesland
Established1 January 2019
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • Mayor (acting)Haijo Apotheker (D66)
Area
 • Total516.45 km2 (199.40 sq mi)
 • Land377.83 km2 (145.88 sq mi)
 • Water138.62 km2 (53.52 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2019)
 • Total45,181
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 9000, 9100, 9200 and 9800 range
Area code0511, 0518, 0519, 058, 0594
Websitenoardeast-fryslan.nl

Noardeast-Fryslân is a municipality of Friesland in the northern Netherlands. It was established 1 January 2019 and consists of the former municipalities of Dongeradeel, Ferwerderadiel and Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, all three of which dissolved on the same day.[1]

The municipality is located in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. Noardeast-Fryslân is bordered by Waadhoeke, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog, Leeuwarden Dantumadiel and the province of Groningen. The population in January 2019 was 45,181.[2] It is Friesland's seventh-most populous municipality. The largest population centre (2018 population, 12,576) is Dokkum. The residents speak West Frisian, a Dutch Low Saxon dialect or Dutch.

Etymology[edit]

The municipality is a part or corner in the northeast (West Frisian: noardeast) of the province of Friesland (West Frisian: Fryslân). [3]

Population centres[edit]

Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Noardeast-Fryslân, November 2018
Historical population of the former municipalities 1718–2018

The municipality consists of 53 settlements of which Dokkum is the seat of government. Noardeast-Fryslân is also a region that is experiencing population decline.[4]

Dutch name West Frisian name Population
Dokkum Dokkum 12,576
Kollum Kollum 5,529
Kollumerzwaag Kollumersweach 2,992
Hallum Hallum 2,751
Ferwerd Ferwert 1,823
Holwerd Holwert 1,607
Marrum Marrum 1,464
Ternaard Ternaard 1,380
Birdaard Burdaard 1,158
Anjum Eanjum 1,071
Oosternijkerk Easternijtsjerk 944
Metslawier Metslawier 908
Blija Blije 839
Ee Ie 834
Oudwoude Aldwâld 832
Zwagerbosch Swoagerbosk 638
Westergeest Westergeast 621
Burum Boerum 606
Engwierum Ingwierrum 565
Munnekezijl Muntsjesyl 488
Kollumerpomp De Pomp 478
Hantum Hantum 404
Nes Nes 376
Niawier Nijewier 366
Lioessens Ljussens 348
Wierum Wierum 339
Triemen De Trieme 318
Paesens Peazens 242
Brantgum Brantgum 236
Morra Morra 227
Raard Raard 223
Moddergat Moddergat 221
Wanswerd Wânswert 204
Warfstermolen Warfstermûne 203
Hantumhuizen Hantumhuzen 200
Oostrum Eastrum 188
Reitsum Reitsum 152
Aalsum Ealsum 125
Bornwird Boarnwert 119
Veenklooster Feankleaster 97
Hogebeintum Hegebeintum 90
Genum Ginnum 89
Lichtaard Lichtaard 84
Foudgum Foudgum 72
Jislum Jislum 72
Augsbuurt Lytsewâld 70
Hantumeruitburen Hantumerútbuorren 67
Hiaure De Lytse Jouwer 65
Oostmahorn De Skâns 65
Janum Jannum 63
Wetsens Wetsens 55
Jouswier Jouswier 44
Waaxens Waaksens 35
Sources: Dongeradeel.nl, Ferwerderadiel and Kollumerland.[5]

Transportation[edit]

The ferry to Ameland departs from Holwerd. Arriva runs several regional buses. Bus route 50 Leeuwarden-Dokkum-Lauwersoog connects with the departures of the ferry to Schiermonnikoog[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke herindeling" [Municipal merger]. herindeling-noardeastfryslan.nl (in Dutch). Municipality Noardeast-Fryslân. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Noardeast-Fryslân nieuwe gemeentenaam DFK" [Noardeast-Fryslân new name municipality DFK]. kollumerland.nl (in Dutch). 30 March 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ population decline (in Dutch), on rijksoverheid.nl
  5. ^ aantal inwoners dongeradeel.nl Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ Wagenborg Passagiersdiensten public transportation Retrieved on 8 March 2018.

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