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Jacobuskerk in 2009
Jacobuskerk in 2009
Rolde is located in Drenthe
Location in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°59′13″N 6°38′46″E / 52.98694°N 6.64611°E / 52.98694; 6.64611Coordinates: 52°59′13″N 6°38′46″E / 52.98694°N 6.64611°E / 52.98694; 6.64611
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Aa en Hunze
Population (1 January 2008) 3,955

Rolde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔldə] (About this sound listen)) is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze, and lies about 6 km east of Assen.

Rolde was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of Aa en Hunze.[1]

In 2001, the town of Rolde had 3558 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.4 km², and contained 1585 residences.[2] The statistical area "Rolde", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4160.[3]

Although facilities are limited, Rolde possesses a ten-pin bowling alley. There are also two hunebeds on a site east of the church. The windmill has been restored to working order.


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. [1]
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.

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