Bedum (Dutch: [ˈbeːdʏm] (listen); Gronings: Beem) is a former municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands. Populated by inhabitants in 2019, Bedum is one of the larger of Groningen's several satellite towns. On 1 January 2019 it merged with the municipalities of De Marne, Eemsmond and Winsum to form the new municipality Het Hogeland.
|• Total||25.03 km2 (9.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||−1 m (−3 ft)|
|• Density||350/km2 (900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Bedum is the site of three supermarkets, several pubs, and a leaning church tower, dubbed "the leaning tower of Bedum". Footballer Arjen Robben was born in Bedum (23 January 1984).
Bedum has a railway station - Bedum railway station.
The leaning towerEdit
Bedum's 36-metre tower of the St Walfridus church has been calculated as now leaning at a greater angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. If both towers were the same height, Bedum's would have a greater displacement by 6 cm.
Fomer population centresEdit
Bridge over Boterdiep
- "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
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- Dutch say Pisa no longer Europe's most leaning tower, Reuters, 28 August 2009
- "De Wiel Coerver Methode" (in Dutch). Vvjps.nl. Archived from the original on 21 April 2003. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
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