Buinen is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Borger-Odoorn, and lies about 18 km north of Emmen.

Buinen
Spoordok te Buinen - panoramio.jpg
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Buinen in the municipality of Borger-Odoorn.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Buinen in the municipality of Borger-Odoorn.
Buinen is located in Drenthe
Buinen
Buinen
Location of the village in the province of Drenthe
Buinen is located in Netherlands
Buinen
Buinen
Buinen (Netherlands)
Coordinates: 52°56′N 6°50′E / 52.933°N 6.833°E / 52.933; 6.833Coordinates: 52°56′N 6°50′E / 52.933°N 6.833°E / 52.933; 6.833
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceDrenthe
MunicipalityBorger-Odoorn
Area
 • Total14.46 km2 (5.58 sq mi)
Elevation17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total800
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9528[1]
Dialing code0599

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1549 as Bunne. The etymology is unclear.[3] Buinen is an esdorp from the Middle Ages which developed as a satellite of Borger. The elongated village has no church or brink (village square).[4]

Buinen was home to 260 people in 1840.[5] Between 1905 and 1945, there was a railway station in Buinen on the Zwolle to Stadskanaal railway line. The building was demolished in 1961.[6] The railway line and harbour resulted in some growth until about 1940. In 1977, the harbour was filled up.[5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2021". Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Postcodetool for 9528PA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Buinen - (geografische naam)". Etymologiebank (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  4. ^ Ronald Stenvert (2001). Buinen (in Dutch). Zwolle: Waanders. p. 61. ISBN 90 400 9454 3. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Buinen". Plaatsengids (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  6. ^ "station Buinen". Stationsweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 April 2022.