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Lock in canal through Appelscha
Lock in canal through Appelscha
Flag of Ooststellingwerf
Coat of arms of Ooststellingwerf
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Ooststellingwerf in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°18′E / 53.000°N 6.300°E / 53.000; 6.300Coordinates: 53°0′N 6°18′E / 53.000°N 6.300°E / 53.000; 6.300
Country  Netherlands
Province  Friesland
 • Body Municipal council
 • Mayor Harry Oosterman (CDA)
 • Total 226.11 km2 (87.30 sq mi)
 • Land 224.16 km2 (86.55 sq mi)
 • Water 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (August 2017)[4]
 • Total 25,531
 • Density 114/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 8420–8435
Area code 0516
Website www.ooststellingwerf.nl

Ooststellingwerf [ˈoːststɛlɪŋˌʋɛr(ə)f] (About this sound listen) is a municipality in the province of Friesland in the northern Netherlands. It is one of the municipalities of Friesland where the spoken language is not West Frisian; instead, Stellingwerfs, a dialect of Dutch Low Saxon, is spoken here.

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Dutch Topographic map of the municipality of Ooststellingwerf, June 2015


  1. ^ "College" [Executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Ooststellingwerf. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 8431LE". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 

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