Súdwest-Fryslân

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Súdwest-Fryslân
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Bolsward, het stadhuis in straatzicht RM9836 foto13 2017-06-18 13.16.jpg
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Hindeloopen Zijlroede.JPG
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Images, from top down, left to right: Sneek, Bolsward, Workum, IJlst, Hindeloopen and Woudsend
Flag of Súdwest-Fryslân
Flag
Coat of arms of Súdwest-Fryslân
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Súdwest-Fryslân in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland (fy FrysLân)
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667
CountryNetherlands
Province Friesland
Established1 January 2011[1]
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMagda Berndsen (acting) (D66)
Area
 • Total841.56 km2 (324.93 sq mi)
 • Land459.64 km2 (177.47 sq mi)
 • Water381.92 km2 (147.46 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
(August 2017)[5]
 • Total84,092
 • Density183/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 8000 range
Area code0514, 0515, 0517
Websitegemeentesudwestfryslan.nl

Súdwest-Fryslân (West Frisian pronunciation: [ˈsydʋɛst ˈfrislɔ̃ːn]) is a municipality in the Northern Netherlands, located in the province of Friesland. It had a population of 84,092 in August 2017. Sneek is the municipal seat.[6] With a total area of 841.56 km2, Súdwest-Fryslân is the largest municipality by area in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

Súdwest-Fryslân was formed in 2011 from the old municipalities of Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek, Wûnseradiel and Wymbritseradiel. In 2014 it was enlarged by parts of the former municipality of Boarnsterhim.[7] On 1 January 2018 it was enlarged by parts of former municipality of Littenseradiel.

Geography[edit]

Topographic map of Súdwest-Fryslân, 2018

The municipality is formed by several settlements, divided into towns and villages.

Towns[edit]

The towns located in Súdwest-Fryslân are Bolsward, Hindeloopen, IJlst, Sneek, Stavoren and Workum.

Villages[edit]

The villages located in Súdwest-Fryslân are Abbegea, Allingawier, Arum, Blauwhuis, Breezanddijk, Burgwerd, Cornwerd, Dedgum, Easterein, Exmorra, Ferwoude, Folsgare, Gaast, Gaastmeer, Gauw, Goënga, Greonterp, Hartwerd, Heeg, Hemelum, Hichtum, Hieslum, Hommerts, Idsegahuizum, Idzega, Indijk, It Heidenskip, Jutrijp, Kimswerd, Kornwerderzand, Koudum, Koufurderrige, Loënga, Lollum, Longerhouw, Makkum, Molkwerum, Nijhuizum, Nijland, Offingawier, Oosthem, Oppenhuizen, Oudega, Parrega, Piaam, Pingjum, Poppenwier, Raerd, Sandfirden, Scharnegoutum, Schettens, Schraard, Sibrandabuorren, Smallebrugge, Tirns, Tjalhuizum, Tjerkwerd, Uitwellingerga, Warns, Westhem, Witmarsum, Wolsum, Wons, Woudsend, Ypecolsga, Ysbrechtum and Zurich.


Politics[edit]

The college van burgemeester en wethouders of Súdwest-Fryslân consists of Mayor Haijo Apotheker and aldermen A. Offinga, G. Akkerman-Wielinga, W. Sinnema, A. Ekhart and L. P. Stoel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2011" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2011]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Súdwest-Fryslân. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 8601CR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Infos at municipal website
  7. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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