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Workumertrekvaart - The canal in the middle of the village
Workumertrekvaart - The canal in the middle of the village
Flag of Parregea
Location of Parregea
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
 • Total c. 500

Parrega (West Frisian: Parregea) is a village in the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 500 citizens on 1 January 2009. The village is divided by a canal, and the only bridge, in the centre connects the two parts.


View of Parrega from the west

Parrega was a fishing village, located east of the former Parregaaster Lake, which was reclaimed in 1879. Together with the nearby village of Hieslum it has a more-than-80-year-old Community Society and a 30-year-old village magazine (De Pinfisker).

Parrega has its own primary school. Most of the children of Parrega, Hieslum and Dedgum are educated at this school. There is also a Community Hall, including sports facilities, called the Gearhing.

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Coordinates: 53°1′3″N 5°28′40″E / 53.01750°N 5.47778°E / 53.01750; 5.47778