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Eemsmond (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːmsmɔnt] (About this soundlisten); English: Ems Mouth) is a municipality with a population of 15,864 in the north of the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.

Flag of Eemsmond
Coat of arms of Eemsmond
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Eemsmond in a municipal map of Groningen
Location in Groningen
Coordinates: 53°24′N 6°40′E / 53.400°N 6.667°E / 53.400; 6.667Coordinates: 53°24′N 6°40′E / 53.400°N 6.667°E / 53.400; 6.667
Established1 January 1979
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorMarijke van Beek (PvdA)
 • Total543.35 km2 (209.79 sq mi)
 • Land189.81 km2 (73.29 sq mi)
 • Water353.54 km2 (136.50 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total15,602
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
9979–9989, 9995–9999
Area code0595, 0596



The municipality of Hefshuizen was established on 1 January 1979 by merging the municipalities of Uithuizen and Uithuizermeeden. On 1 January 1990, the municipalities of Kantens, Usquert, and Warffum were added. On 1 January 1992, the name of the municipality was changed from Hefshuizen to Eemsmond, which means Ems Mouth.[5]


Dutch topographic map of the municipality of Eemsmond, June 2015

Eemsmond is located at 53°24′N 6°40′E / 53.400°N 6.667°E / 53.400; 6.667 in the north of the province of Groningen and in the northeast of the Netherlands.

The population centers in the municipality are: Eemshaven, Eppenhuizen, Kantens, Oldenzijl, Oosteinde, Oosternieland, Oudeschip, Roodeschool, Rottum, Startenhuizen, Stitswerd, Uithuizen, Uithuizermeeden, Usquert, Warffum, and Zandeweer.

To the north of Eemsmond is the North Sea. Part of the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009, is located in the municipality, including the sandbank Simonszand and the uninhabited islands Rottumeroog, Rottumerplaat, and Zuiderduintjes. The northernmost point of the Netherlands is located at Rottumerplaat.


Eemsmond hosted the start of stage 4 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour.


Marijke van Beek of the Labour Party (PvdA) is mayor of Eemsmond.[1]


Notable peopleEdit

Seth Gaaikema, 1985


  1. ^ a b "Samenstelling college" [Members of the board] (in Dutch). Gemeente Eemsmond. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 9981AA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Ad van der Meer & Onno Boonstra, Repertorium Nederlandse gemeenten vanaf 1812, 2e editie, Data Archiving and Networked Services, 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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