Firdgum

Firdgum (West Frisian: Furdgum) is a small village in Waadhoeke in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It had a population of around 60 in January 2014.[1]

Firdgum

Furdgum
Village
Firdgum church tower
Firdgum church tower
Coat of arms of Firdgum
Coat of arms
Location in the Franekeradeel municipality
Location in the Franekeradeel municipality
Firdgum is located in Netherlands
Firdgum
Firdgum
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°14′56″N 5°33′35″E / 53.24889°N 5.55972°E / 53.24889; 5.55972
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland Friesland
MunicipalityWaadhoeke Waadhoeke
Population
 (2014)
 • Total60
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8852
Telephone area0518

The Dutch reformed church of Firdgum was demolished in 1794 as it was in a state of disrepair, but the 13th-century church tower still remains to date. The tower houses a clock dating from 1471.

In the Yeb Hettingaskoalle (a cultural center in nearby Tzummarum) there is an archeological support group with a collection of local finds and artifacts and varying expositions of modern artists.

HistoryEdit

Before 2018, the village was part of the Franekeradeel municipality and before 1984 it belonged to Barradeel municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aantal inwoners per buurt/dorp Archived 2012-08-12 at the Wayback Machine - Franekeradeel

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Firdgum at Wikimedia Commons