Wapserveen

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Coordinates: 52°50′N 6°13′E / 52.833°N 6.217°E / 52.833; 6.217

Wapserveen
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The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Wapserveen in the municipality of Westerveld.
The town centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Wapserveen in the municipality of Westerveld.
Country Netherlands
Province Drenthe
Municipality Westerveld
Population (1 January 2007) 820[1]

Wapserveen is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld, and lies about 21 km northwest of Hoogeveen.

In 2004 the town had 760 inhabitants. In 2001 the built-up area of the town was 0.11 km², and contained 121 residences.[2] The statistical area "Wapserveen", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 880.[3]

People[edit]

Sicco Mansholt, the former president of the European commission (1972)and former European commissioner for Agriculture between 1958 and 1972 lived after his career until his death in Wapserveen. Sicco Mansholt is regarded as one of the most important persons in the agricultural revolution of Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBS
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.