Weiwerd

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Weiwerd
Village
Farm in 2011
Farm in 2011
Maps of the Netherlands and Groningen with the location of Weiwerd
Maps of the Netherlands and Groningen with the location of Weiwerd
Weiwerd
Location in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 53°19′N 6°57′E / 53.317°N 6.950°E / 53.317; 6.950Coordinates: 53°19′N 6°57′E / 53.317°N 6.950°E / 53.317; 6.950
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Delfzijl
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Weiwerd (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɛiʋərt]) is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Delfzijl, and lies about 27 km east of Groningen.[1] Formerly a farming community with its own church, school, and shops, the whole village was scheduled for demolition in the 1970s to allow the industrial area of Delfzijl harbour to be expand. Only about 20% of the original buildings are left.

Aerial view of the village and images of its destruction

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANWB Topografische Atlas Nederland, Topografische Dienst and ANWB, 2005.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Weiwerd at Wikimedia Commons