Wierum

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Wierum
Village
St Mary's church alongside the sea shore
St Mary's church alongside the sea shore
Flag of Wierum
Flag
Coat of arms of Wierum
Coat of arms
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Wierum is located in Netherlands
Wierum
Wierum
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°24′3″N 6°0′55″E / 53.40083°N 6.01528°E / 53.40083; 6.01528
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Province Friesland Friesland
Municipality Dongeradeel Dongeradeel
Population (2017)
 • Total 339
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9141
Telephone area 0519

Wierum is a village in Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands with a population of around 339 in January 2017.[1]

It features in The Wheel On The School by Meindert DeJong, where it has been renamed Shora. Wierum was DeJong's birthplace.

There is also an 11th-century church and a windmill in the village. Dejong made his hometown Wierum a notably popular area because of his popular novel "The Wheel on the School."

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