Vlagtwedde

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Vlagtwedde
Village
Protestant Church in Vlagtwedde in 2007
Protestant Church in Vlagtwedde in 2007
Vlagtwedde is located in Groningen (province)
Vlagtwedde
Vlagtwedde
Location in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°57′N 7°9′E / 52.950°N 7.150°E / 52.950; 7.150Coordinates: 52°57′N 7°9′E / 52.950°N 7.150°E / 52.950; 7.150
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde
Established December 1811
Disestablished 1 January 2018
Area[1]
 • Total 170.55 km2 (65.85 sq mi)
 • Land 167.62 km2 (64.72 sq mi)
 • Water 2.93 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (August 2017)[3]
 • Total 15,844
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vlagtwedder
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 9540–9564
Area code 0599
Website www.vlagtwedde.nl
Topographic map of Vlagtwedde, June 2015

Vlagtwedde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvlɑxˌtʋɛdə] (About this sound listen)) is a village in the very southeast of Groningen province in the northeastern Netherlands. It lies on the Dutch border with the German state of Lower Saxony to the east.

History[edit]

The municipality of Vlagtwedde was created in December 1811.[4]

On 1 January 2018, the municipality of Vlagtwedde was merged with Bellingwedde to form the new municipality of Westerwolde.[5]

Geography[edit]

The population centres in the municipality of Vlagtwedde were:

Abeltjeshuis, Bakovensmee, Barnflair, Borgertange, Borgerveld, Bourtange, Burgemeester Beinsdorp, De Bruil, Ellersinghuizen, Hanetange, Harpel, Hasseberg, Hebrecht, 't Heem, Jipsingboermussel, Jipsingboertange, Jipsinghuizen, Lammerweg, Laude, Lauderbeetse, Laudermarke, Lauderzwarteveen, Leemdobben, Maten, Munnekemoer, Over de Dijk, Overdiep, Pallert, Plaggenborg, Poldert, Renneborg, Rhederveld, Rijsdam, Roelage, 't Schot, Sellingen, Sellingerbeetse, Sellingerzwarteveen, Slegge, Stakenborg, Stobben, Ter Apel, Ter Apelkanaal, Ter Borg, Ter Haar, Ter Walslage, Ter Wisch, Veele, Veerste Veldhuis, Vlagtwedde, Vlagtwedder-Barlage, Vlagtwedder-Veldhuis, Weende, Weenderveld, Weite, Wessingtange, Wollingboermarke, Wollinghuizen, Zandberg and Zuidveld.

Because of the large number of official centres, the municipality had five postal codes:

  • 9541 Vlagtwedde
  • 9545 Bourtange
  • 9551 Sellingen
  • 9561 Ter Apel
  • 9563 Ter Apelkanaal

All 60 villages and hamlets in the municipality received their own town sign in 2008.

Politics[edit]

The city council of Vlagtwedde had 17 seats. The table below gives political party and seat counts since 1998.

City council seats
Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
PvdA 5 4 6 4
CDA 5 5 3 3
Local municipal interests 2 3 4 5
VVD 3 3 2 2
GreenLeft 1 1 1 2
ChristianUnion 1 1 1 1
Totaal 17 17 17 17

Public transport[edit]

Vlagtwedde is served by several bus lines:

  • line 14: Stadskanaal-Alteveer-Vlagtwedde-Veele-Blijham-Winschoten
  • line 42: Emmen-Emmer Compascuum-Ter Apel-Sellingen-Vlagtwedde
  • line 72: Vlagtwedde-Bourtange
  • line 73: Emmen-Nieuw Weerdinge-Ter Apel-Ter Apelkanaal-Zandberg-Musselkanaal-Stadskanaal-Hoogezand-Groningen
  • buurtbus (community volunteer-driven bus) 92: Stadskanaal-Mussel-Jipsingbourtange-Jipsinghuizen-Sellingen

International relations[edit]

Vlagtwedde is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9551AB". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geschiedenis" (in Dutch), Municipality of Vlagwedde. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ Marcel Looden, "Westerwolde: 40 mensen tekort" (in Dutch), Dagblad van het Noorden, 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

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