Zuidhorn

Last updated
Zuidhorn
Town, former municipality
Zuidhorn - kantongerecht.jpg
Former courthouse in Zuidhorn
Zuidhorn vlag.svg
Flag
Zuidhorn wapen.svg
Coat of arms
Map - NL - Municipality code 0056 (2009).svg
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°15′N6°24′E / 53.250°N 6.400°E / 53.250; 6.400 Coordinates: 53°15′N6°24′E / 53.250°N 6.400°E / 53.250; 6.400
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
municipality Westerkwartier
Area
[1]
  Total128.37 km2 (49.56 sq mi)
  Land125.56 km2 (48.48 sq mi)
  Water2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
4 m (13 ft)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
Parts of 9800 range
Area code 0594
Website www.zuidhorn.nl

Zuidhorn (Dutch pronunciation: [zœytˈɦɔrn] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a town and former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. The town largely depends on the city of Groningen.[ citation needed ] A railway line, operated by Arriva, connects the town with Leeuwarden in Friesland and Groningen.

Contents

Due to a municipal reoganisation in 1990, Zuidhorn municipality was extended when it merged with, though not physically connected to Oldehove, Grijpskerk and Aduard. On 1 January 2019, the municipality was dissolved and merged into the municipality of Westerkwartier. [3]

Transport

Zuidhorn has two train stations: Zuidhorn and Grijpskerk. At least once an hour a train runs between Groningen and Leeuwarden. On weekdays, trains stop twice an hour in Zuidhorn. Until 1991 there used to be a third station on this line, Visvliet.

Nature

In the center of Zuidhorn, lies a large, partly wooded park called "Johan Smit Park". It offers a wide variety of recreation, open to the public, based on trails. The "Quick Silver S" is the main sport hall, hosting many activities such as a running clubs, and other sports. Nearby, the park has numerous football fields and a playground. For most of the year, docile highland cattle roam the park.

Wierden

There is a dense concentration of terps, better known as wierden, artificial dwelling hills, in the area Middag-Humsterland. In 1995, this collection of wierden was submitted to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The property is currently on the tentative list. [4] [5]

Population centres

Dutch Topographic map of Zuidhorn, Sept. 2014 Gem-Zuidhorn-OpenTopo.jpg
Dutch Topographic map of Zuidhorn, Sept. 2014

Aalsum, Aduard, Balmahuizen, Barnwerd, Briltil, De Kampen, De Poffert, De Ruigewaard, Den Ham, Den Horn, Diepswal, Electra, Englum, Fransum, Frytum, Gaaikemadijk, Gaaikemaweer, Gaarkeuken, Grijpskerk, Heereburen, Hoekje, Hoogemeeden, Humsterland, Ikum, Kenwerd, Kommerzijl, Korhorn, Lagemeeden, Lammerburen, Lauwerzijl, Niehove, Nieuwklap, Niezijl, Noorderburen, Noordhorn, Noordhornerga, Noordhornertolhek, Okswerd, Oldehove, Pama, Pieterzijl, Ruigezand, Saaksum, Selwerd, Spanjaardsdijk, Steentil, Visvliet, Wierumerschouw and Zuidhorn.

Notable people

Sport

Related Research Articles

Leeuwarden City and municipality in Friesland, Netherlands

Leeuwarden is a city and municipality in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is the provincial capital and seat of the Provincial Council of Friesland. The municipality has a population of 122,293.

Groningen (province) The northeasternmost province of the Netherlands

Groningen is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. It borders on Friesland to the west, Drenthe to the south, the German state of Lower Saxony to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. As of November 2019, Groningen had a population of 585,881 and a total area of 2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi).

Leek, Netherlands Former municipality in Groningen, Netherlands

Leek is a village and former municipality in Groningen province in the northeastern Netherlands. The municipality, which bordered the Drenthe and Friesland provinces, was merged into the municipality of Westerkwartier on 1 January 2019.

Stadskanaal City and Municipality in Groningen, Netherlands

Stadskanaal is a city and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It was named after the canal Stadskanaal.

Winsum Town and former municipality in Groningen, Netherlands

Winsum is a town and a former municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. On 1 January 2019 the municipality merged with the municipalities of Bedum, De Marne and Eemsmond to form the new municipality Het Hogeland.

Meppel Municipality in Drenthe, Netherlands

Meppel is a municipality and a city in the northeast of the Netherlands, in the south-west of the province Drenthe.

Wierden Municipality in Overijssel, Netherlands

Wierden is a town and a municipality in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

Ede, Netherlands City and Municipality in Gelderland, Netherlands

Ede is a municipality and a city in the center of the Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.

Beemster Municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

Beemster is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. The Beemster is the first so-called polder in the Netherlands that was reclaimed from a lake, the water being extracted from the lake by windmills. The Beemster Polder was dried during the period 1609 through 1612. It has preserved intact its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles. A grid of canals parallels the grid of roads in the Beemster. The grids are offset: the larger feeder canals are offset by approximately one kilometer from the larger roads.

Uitgeest Municipality in North Holland, Netherlands

Uitgeest is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Capelle aan den IJssel Municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

Capelle aan den IJssel is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality had a population of 66,818 in 2019, and covers an area of 15.40 km2 (5.95 sq mi), of which 1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi) is water. It is situated on the eastern edge of Rotterdam, on the Hollandse IJssel river.

Leidschendam-Voorburg Municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

Leidschendam-Voorburg is a municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It had a population of 75,425 in 2019, and covers an area of 35.62 km2 (13.75 sq mi) of which 3.07 km2 (1.19 sq mi) is water.

Sliedrecht Municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

Sliedrecht is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 14.01 km2 (5.41 sq mi) of which 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi) is covered by water.

Ezinge Village in Groningen, Netherlands

Ezinge is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Westerkwartier, about 15 km northwest of the city of Groningen. Ezinge is the oldest, constantly inhabited village in The Netherlands and is in archeological context referred to as "the Pompeii of the North".

Oldehove, Groningen Village in Groningen, Netherlands

Oldehove is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of Westerkwartier, about 16 km northwest of the city of Groningen. The town has a notable skyline with two windmills and two of its three churches visible from almost every angle, the third church being obscured from vision by houses and trees because it doesn't have the traditional tower associated with most churches in similar villages.

Groningen railway station

Groningen railway station, locally called Hoofdstation, is the main railway station in Groningen in the Province of Groningen, Netherlands. It is located on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Zuidhorn and Groningen Europapark, on the Meppel–Groningen railway as terminus after Groningen Europapark, and on the Groningen–Delfzijl railway as terminus after Groningen Noord.

Oldambt (municipality) Municipality in Groningen, Netherlands

Oldambt is a municipality with a population of 38,129 in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. It was established in 2010 by merging the municipalities of Reiderland, Scheemda, and Winschoten. It contains the city of Winschoten and these villages:

Hardenberg Municipality in Overijssel, Netherlands

Hardenberg is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The municipality of Hardenberg has a population of about 60,000, with about 19,000 living in the city. It received city rights in 1362 from Jan van Arkel, Bishop of Utrecht. The famous Pieterpad passes through Hardenberg.

Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway

The Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway is a railway line in the Netherlands running from the port of Harlingen to Bad Nieuweschans, passing through Leeuwarden and Groningen. The line was opened between 1863 and 1868. It is also known as the Staatslijn "B". At Bad Nieuweschans, a connection with the German railway network is provided through the Ihrhove–Nieuweschans railway.

Het Hogeland Municipality in Groningen, Netherlands

Het Hogeland is a municipality in the north of the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

References

  1. "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. "Postcodetool for 9801AJ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. "Gemeentelijke indeling op 1 januari 2019". CBS (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  4. Tentative List for the Netherlands. The World Heritage Platform. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  5. Middag and Humsterland. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  6. "Ripperda, John William"  . Encyclopædia Britannica . 23 (11th ed.). 1911.