Wedde

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Wedde
Village
Red brick tower and ship with grey tile roofs
Church of Wedde in 2008
Wedde is located in Groningen (province)
Wedde
Wedde
Location in the province of Groningen the Netherlands
Coordinates: 53°4′10″N 7°4′45″E / 53.06944°N 7.07917°E / 53.06944; 7.07917Coordinates: 53°4′10″N 7°4′45″E / 53.06944°N 7.07917°E / 53.06944; 7.07917
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Westerwolde
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total 585[1]
Postal code 9698[2]
Area code(s) 0597[3]
ISO 3166 code NL-GR

Wedde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɛdə]) is a village in the municipality Westerwolde in the province Groningen in the Netherlands. It is located 9 km southeast of Winschoten.

History[edit]

Wedde was a separate municipality until 1968, when it was merged with Bellingwolde to form Bellingwedde.[4] The new name Bellingwedde is a contraction of Bellingwolde and Wedde. In 2018, it became part of the new municipality of Westerwolde.

Geography[edit]

Wedde is located at 53°4′12″N 7°4′34″E / 53.07000°N 7.07611°E / 53.07000; 7.07611 (53.07, 7.08) centeṛ̣ wesxt of the municipality Westerwolde, in the east of the province Groningen, in the northeast of the Netherlands. Wedde is an administrative neighbourhood (Dutch: buurt) in the district (Dutch: wijk) of Blijham.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2017, Wedde has a population of 585.[1]

Culture[edit]

The Wedderborg is a borg (castle) in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CBS Statline
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Resultaten voor "Wedde,", Postcode.nl. Retrieved on 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Netnummer zoeken, Telefoonboek.nl. Retrieved on 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

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