Veendam

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Veendam
Church in Veendam
Church in Veendam
Flag of Veendam
Flag
Coat of arms of Veendam
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Veendam in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883Coordinates: 53°6′N 6°53′E / 53.100°N 6.883°E / 53.100; 6.883
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceGroningen
Government
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorSipke Swierstra (VVD)
Area
 • Total78.68 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
 • Land76.07 km2 (29.37 sq mi)
 • Water2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population
(August 2017)[4]
 • Total27,497
 • Density361/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Veendammer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
9630–9633, 9640–9648
Area code0598
Websitewww.veendam.nl

Veendam (Dutch pronunciation: [veːnˈdɑm] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.

The municipality includes Westerdiepsterdallen, the smallest town in the Netherlands.

Geography[edit]

2014 map of the municipality

The population centres in the municipality are:

International relations[edit]

Veendam has two sister cities:

Sports[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Veendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.

Sport clubs[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgemeester" [Mayor] (in Dutch). Gemeente Veendam. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9641AW". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Zustersteden". Veendam. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. ^ SC Veendam - Soccer club
  7. ^ Flash Veendam - Volleyball club
  8. ^ NNZC Veendam - Gliding club

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