Súdwest-Fryslân

Southwest Friesland
Súdwest-Fryslân (West Frisian)
Flag of Southwest Friesland
Coat of arms of Southwest Friesland
Highlighted position of Súdwest-Fryslân in a municipal map of Friesland
Location in Friesland
Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667Coordinates: 53°2′N 5°40′E / 53.033°N 5.667°E / 53.033; 5.667
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceFriesland
Established1 January 2011[1]
Government
[2]
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJannewietske de Vries (PvdA)
Area
[3]
 • Total907.87 km2 (350.53 sq mi)
 • Land523.01 km2 (201.94 sq mi)
 • Water384.86 km2 (148.60 sq mi)
Elevation
[4]
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (January 2021)[5]
 • Total89,999
 • Density172/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 8000 range
Area code0514, 0515, 0517
Websitegemeentesudwestfryslan.nl

Southwest Friesland (West Frisian: Súdwest-Fryslân [ˈsydʋɛst ˈfrislɔ̃ːn]) is a municipality in the Northern Netherlands, located in the province of Friesland. It had a population of 84,092 in August 2017. Sneek is the municipal seat.[6] With a total area of 841.56 km2, Súdwest-Fryslân is the largest municipality by area in the Netherlands.

History

Súdwest-Fryslân was formed in 2011 from the old municipalities of Bolsward, Nijefurd, Sneek, Wûnseradiel and Wymbritseradiel. In 2014 it was enlarged by parts of the former municipality of Boarnsterhim.[7] On 1 January 2018 it was enlarged by parts of former municipality of Littenseradiel.

Geography

Topographic map of Súdwest-Fryslân, 2018

The municipality is formed by several settlements, divided into towns and villages.

Towns

The towns located in Súdwest-Fryslân are Bolsward, Hindeloopen, IJlst, Sneek, Stavoren and Workum.

Villages

The villages located in Súdwest-Fryslân are Abbegea, Allingawier, Arum, Blauwhuis, Bozum, Breezanddijk, Britswerd, Burgwerd, Cornwerd, Dedgum, Easterein, Edens, Exmorra, Ferwoude, Folsgare, Gaast, Gaastmeer, Gauw, Goënga, Greonterp, Hartwerd, Heeg, Hemelum, Hennaard, Hichtum, Hidaard, Hieslum, Hommerts, Idsegahuizum, Idzega, Indijk, It Heidenskip, Itens, Jutrijp, Kimswerd, Kornwerderzand, Koudum, Koufurderrige, Kubaard, Laaxum, Loënga, Lollum, Longerhouw, Lutkewierum, Makkum, Molkwerum, Nijhuizum, Nijland, Offingawier, Oosterend, Oosterwierum, Oosthem, Oppenhuizen, Oudega, Parrega, Piaam, Pingjum, Poppenwier, Raerd, Rien, Roodhuis, Sandfirden, Scharl, Scharnegoutum, Schettens, Schraard, Sibrandabuorren, Smallebrugge, Tirns, Tjalhuizum, Tjerkwerd, Uitwellingerga, Waaxens, Warns, Westhem, Wieuwerd, Witmarsum, Wolsum, Wommels, Wons, Woudsend, Ypecolsga, Ysbrechtum and Zurich.

Hamlets

The Hamlets located in Súdwest-Fryslân are Aaksens, Abbegaasterketting, Abbegaasterrige, Andelahuizen, Angterp, Annabuorren, Arkum, Atzeburen, Baarderbuorren, Baburen, Barnsterbuorren, Barsum, Bessens, Bittens, Bloemkamp, Bonjeterp, Bootland, Bovenburen, De Band, De Bieren, De Blokken, De Burd, De Hel, De Grits, De Kat, De Kliuw, De Nes, De Pôle, De Weeren, De Wieren, Dijksterburen, Doniaburen, Doniawier, Draaisterhuzen, Easthim, Eemswoude, Engwier, Exmorrazijl, Feytebuorren, Fiifhûs, Fiskersbuorren, Flansum, Galamadammen, Goëngamieden, Gooium, Grauwe Kat, Greate Wierrum, Grote Wiske, Harkezijl, Hayum, Hemert, Hiddum, Hidaardersyl, Hoekens, Hornsterburen, Houw, Idserdaburen, Ingwert, It Fliet, Jeth, Jonkershuizen, Jousterp, Jouswerd, Kampen, Klaeiterp, Kleine Wiske, Knossens, Kooihuizen, Koudehuizum, Kromwâl, Laad en Zaad, Lippenwâlde, Littenserbuorren, Lytse Gaastmar, Lytshuzen, Makkum, Boazum, Meilahuzen, Monsamabuorren, Nijbuorren, Nijekleaster, Nijezijl, Osingahuizen, Ottenburen, Pikesyl, Rea Skuorre, Remswerd, Rytseterp, Sandfirderrijp, Scharneburen, Sieswerd, Sjungadijk, Skrok, Sotterum, Spears, Spreeuwenstein, Spyk, Strand, Swaenwert, Swarte Beien, Trijehuzen, Tsjerkebuorren, Vierhuizen, Viersprong, Wolsumerketting, Wonneburen and Yndyk.

Politics

The college van burgemeester en wethouders of Súdwest-Fryslân consists of Mayor Haijo Apotheker and aldermen A. Offinga, G. Akkerman-Wielinga, W. Sinnema, A. Ekhart and L. P. Stoel.

Notable people

Menno Simons, 1610
Jacob Binckes
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, 1941

Sport

Wout Zijlstra
Sherida Spitse, 2014

References

  1. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2011" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2011]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Samenstelling college" [Members of the executive board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Súdwest-Fryslân. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Postcodetool for 8601CR". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Infos at municipal website
  7. ^ "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2014" [Municipal divisions on 1 January 2014]. cbs.nl (in Dutch). CBS. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Mennonites" . Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10. 1911.
  9. ^ "Bos, Lambert" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 04 (11th ed.). 1911.
  10. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 25 February 2020
  11. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 25 February 2020

External links

  • Media related to Súdwest-Fryslân at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website
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