Schingen

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Skingen
Village
Location of Skingen
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Population
 • Total c. 115

Skingen (Dutch: Schingen) is a small village in Menaldumadeel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 115 in 2009. Archeological findings in the area prove that the village most likely already existed in Roman Times. A church had already been built in the 12th century when in 1877 work began on a new one.

Born in Skingen[edit]

  • Christianus Schotanus (1603), professor and historian
  • Pieter Houtsma (1926), politician
  • Pieter Breuker (1945), Frisian writer

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 53°12′6″N 5°37′3″E / 53.20167°N 5.61750°E / 53.20167; 5.61750