Scheemda

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Scheemda
Village
Torenstraat in 2012
Torenstraat in 2012
Scheemda is located in Groningen (province)
Scheemda
Scheemda
Location of Scheemda in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°58′E / 53.167°N 6.967°E / 53.167; 6.967Coordinates: 53°10′N 6°58′E / 53.167°N 6.967°E / 53.167; 6.967
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Oldambt
Area(2012)[1]
 • Total 225 ha (556 acres)
 • Land 220 ha (540 acres)
 • Water 5 ha (12 acres)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 2,445
 • Density 1,110/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Scheemda (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsxeːmdaː] (About this sound listen)) is a village with a population of 2,445 in the municipality of Oldambt in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. Scheemda was a separate municipality until 2010, when it merged with Reiderland and Winschoten to form the municipality of Oldambt.

History[edit]

Until 2010, Scheemda was a separate municipality with the population centers Heiligerlee, Midwolda, Nieuw-Scheemda, Nieuwolda, Oostwold, Scheemda, 't Waar and Westerlee. On 1 January 2010, the municipality merged into Oldambt.

Transportation[edit]

The Scheemda railway station was opened in 1868 and has train services to Zuidbroek and Groningen in the west, and Winschoten, Bad Nieuweschans, and Leer (Germany) in the east.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Dutch) Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2009-2012, Statistics Netherlands, 2014. Retrieved on 21 December 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Scheemda at Wikimedia Commons