Surhuisterveen

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Surhuisterveen
Surhústerfean
Village
Surhuisterveen Church
Surhuisterveen Church
Coat of arms of Surhuisterveen
Coat of arms
Location in Achtkarspelen municipality
Location in Achtkarspelen municipality
Surhuisterveen is located in Netherlands
Surhuisterveen
Surhuisterveen
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°11′N 6°10′E / 53.183°N 6.167°E / 53.183; 6.167
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Achtkarspelen Achtkarspelen
Population (January 2017)
 • Total 5,929

Surhuisterveen (West Frisian: Surhústerfean) is the largest of the 12 villages of the municipality of Achtkarspelen, in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. As of 1 January 2017, Surhuisterveen had a population of 5,929.[1]

General information[edit]

Surhuisterveen began to develop at the end of the 16th century as peat-diggers and boatmen built their homes in the area. The name Surhuisterveen refers to the time of the peat-colonies, and means "the peat-bogs of Surhuizum". Surhuizum is another constituent village of Achtkarspelen, which is significantly smaller, but also significantly older than Surhuisterveen. Nowadays, Surhuisterveen serves a regional function.

The Centrumcross Surhuisterveen is a cyclo-cross event organized in the village. There is a restored windmill in the village, Koartwâld. The source of the Lauwers river, as a small stream, is located southeast of the village.

External links[edit]

Media related to Surhuisterveen at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Villages - Achtkarspelen (in Dutch)