Sloten, Friesland

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Sloten

Sleat
City
Sloten 02.JPG
Flag of Sloten
Flag
Coat of arms of Sloten
Coat of arms
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Location in the former Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality
Sloten is located in Netherlands
Sloten
Sloten
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 52°53′40″N 5°38′43″E / 52.89444°N 5.64528°E / 52.89444; 5.64528
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityDe Fryske Marren De Fryske Marren
Population
(2017)
 • Total715
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8556
Telephone area0514

Sloten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsloːtə(n)]; West Frisian: Sleat) received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of De Fryske Marren.

Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a popular place for sports such as sailing since it is located near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a windmill, De Kaai, in the center of the city.

It had a population of around 715 in 2017.[1]

History[edit]

Before 2014, Sloten was part of the Gaasterlân-Sleat municipality and before 1984 it was a independent municipality.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Sloten, Friesland at Wikimedia Commons