Anjum (West Frisian: Eanjum) is a village in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is located in the municipality Noardeast-Fryslân and had, as of January 2017, a population of 1136.[1]

Anjum

Eanjum
Village
The 12th-century Protestant church of Anjum (2008)
The 12th-century Protestant church of Anjum (2008)
Flag of Anjum
Flag
Coat of arms of Anjum
Coat of arms
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Location in the Dongeradeel municipality
Anjum is located in Netherlands
Anjum
Anjum
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 6°07′38″E / 53.37472°N 6.12722°E / 53.37472; 6.12722
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityNoardeast-Fryslân
Population
 (2017)
 • Total1,136
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9133
Telephone area0519

HistoryEdit

The name of the village is often said to mean "home of the Anos or Aningas". Another explanation is that it comes from the word "Hanjum" (corner). It is thought that Anjum's surroundings were once much more densely populated.

The terp of Anjum was set up on a then-existing marsh ridge and, in the course of time got bigger and bigger. The village frequently suffered floods. The All Saints' Flood (1570) claimed hundreds of victims, and the Christmas flood of 1717 drowned 53.

From 1913 to 1935 Anjum was the terminus of the North Friesland Railway. The line reopened in May 1940 and closed in July 1942. The station building still stands.

Before 2019, the village was part of the Dongeradeel municipality.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Anjum at Wikimedia Commons